FITCH, JABEZ. [1776–1777] Continental soldier from the 17th Connecticut Regiment. He was captured by the British in New York and held, with officers, on a prison ship and under house arrest elsewhere. His journal records that time spent in captivity. Published as The New-York Diary of Lieutenant Jabez Fitch of the 17th (Connecticut) Regiment from August 22, 1776, to December 15, 1777. Copyright 1954 by W.H.H. Sabine. In manuscript at New York Public Library.