Dear Ms. Whiskeyman,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Please see our reply to Seeking records of Hessian Mercenaries for information about sources related to Hessions who served during the American Revolution. Additionally, we suggest the following sources concerning the Hessians held prisoner at Reading, Pennsylvania:
- Andrew Schaaber, “The Hessian Camp at Reading, Pa., 1781-83,” The Pennsylvania German, Aug., 1910.
- Larry Wildemuth, “Hessians and the Citizens of Reading.” Historical Review of Berks County
- George M. Meiser, IX, “Reading Hub of Continental Army,” The Reading Eagle, May 17, 1978.
Records concerning indentured servitude contracts are not maintained by the National Archives nor by the Pennsylvania State Archives. You may wish to check local county and city historical societies, courthouse records, libraries, and other local repositories. Additionally, the Pennsylvania German Society may be able to offer research advice.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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