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Form of Parole to be Signed by Officers


The Committee on the disposition of the Prisoners, reported the Form of a Parole to be signed by the Officers, which being read, was agreed to, as follows:

"I ˙ ˙ ˙, being made a prisoner of war, by the Army of the Thirteen United Colonies in North-America, do promise and engage, on my word and honour, and on the faith of a gentleman, to depart from hence immediately to˙ ˙ ˙ in the Province of ˙ ˙ ˙ being the place of my election; and there, or within six miles thereof, to remain during the present war between Great Britain and the said United Colonies, or until the Congress of the said United Colonies shall order otherwise; and that I will not directly or indirectly, give any intelligence whatsoever to the enemies of the United Colonies, or do, or say any thing in opposition to, or in prejudice of, the measures and proceedings of any Congress for the said Colonies, during the present troubles, or until I am duly exchanged or discharged.

"Given under my hand, this ˙ ˙ ˙ day of ˙ ˙ ˙ A˙ D˙ ˙ ˙"