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The Independent Chronicle, and the Universal Advertiser, 31 July 1777. "As a Practice prevails...."

As a Practice prevails (says a Correspondent) of
idle Women resorting to the Prisons where the British
and Hessian Prisoners are confined, and as dangerous
Disorders generally accompany such Prostitutes, it is
therefore recommended to those whose Business it is,
to prevent such Practices.
Some of the Prisoners above-mentioned, have been
conducted from Cambridge to Concord, to see their
Friends, not to carry Intelligence to, or from, Col. Camp-
but, perhaps, to acquaint the Colonel of their
pleasant Situation, and how they are visited by Mrs.
I-m-n, from Boston, who drank Coffee with them a
few Evenings since.
O America! America! I lament for your Simpli-
city! May your Children exert themselves with more
Vigour, and look out with greater Circumspection,
or they will be undone!

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