"I lived there (Philadelphia) quietly and peaceably till the second day of May, 1778, when I went back to Germantown, and was in my house that night, when a strong party of Captain McClean's Company surrounded my house and fetched me out of my bed. It was a dark night. They led me through the Indian corn fields, where I could not come along as fast as they wanted me to go. They frequently struck me in the back with their bayonets till they brought me to Bastian Miller's barn, where they kept me till next morning. Then they strip'd me naked to the skin and gave me an old shirt and breeches so much torn that I could hardly cover my private parts, then cut my beard and hair, and painted me with oil colors red and balck, and so led me along barefooted and bareheaded in a very hot sunshiny day.
A friend of mine seeing me in that condition asked them whether they would takes the shoes from me if he would give me a pair. They promised not to take them from me. And so he took the shoes from his feet and the hat from his head and gave them to me. But after we had marched six miles, a soldier came and demanded my shoes and took them, and gave me his old slabs, which wounded my feet very much.
Source: A History of the Brethren, Martin Grove Brumbaugh