About Daniel Shapley
Extract from Newspaper, New London, November 17th, 1781 " Last Saturday Evening a Flag of truce returned here from New York and bro[ugh]t 132 American Prisoners among them are Ebenezer Ledyard, Esq. and Lieut. Jabez Slow, on Parole, with the remainder of the prisoners who were captivated and carried off from New London and Groton by Benedict Arnold's burning party. But the prisoners are chiefly from the Prison ship and are mostly sick.
Captain Jonathan Budington Jun., late of the Brig. Favorite, Mr. George Worthylake, and Daniel Shapley, (son of Capt Adam Shapley,) all of this Town, lately died on board the Prison ship; and Mr. John Monroe, of this Town died on board the Flag the night it arrived."