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Identifier: unitedstatesbond00inhand
Title: United States bonds; or Duress by federal authority : a journal of current events during an imprisonment of fifteen months, at Fort Delaware
Year: 1874 (1870s)
Authors: Handy, Isaac W. K., 1815-1878
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Publisher: Baltimore : Turnbull Brothers
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant


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â¢were brought in from ths barracks, this morning, to be sent toJohnsons Island. They are both rough and ready fellows,and have evidently seen much service Merrill has just re-covered from a severe attack of small-pox, and is terribly pit-ted. They both give dreadful accounts of hard treatment atthe barracks, affirming that they have suffered much for foodand blankets. Tliey confirm all the statements, heretoforegiven, about the cruelty of Old Hackout; the murder ofTony Matthews, of Texas, by a sentinel; and the wantonbayoneting of several of the prisoners. After worship, De La Mar gave us a good lecture, onHavana; embracing a full account of the tobacco trade, andthe manufacture of that article, on the Island. Having been,himself, a tobacconist and heavy importer, he seemed to beperfectly familiar with the subject; and several of his state-ments were entirely new, and of great interest. Went to bed in the midst of incessant conversationsâbutnot to sleep; until well uigh midnight.

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THE MOCK COURT. , DURESS BY FEDERAL AITTHORITY. 237 Tuesday, Sth.âReceived a box from Mrs. Kankin, of New[Castle, containing various articles of clothing and foodâforyhich she has my hearty thanks. This good lady, and hersister, Julia, have been great friends to the prisoners at FortDelaware; and their names will long be remembered by manyI poor Confederate, who would have suffered without their aid.^rote to Mrs. E.., acknowledging the favor. Col. Lester got hold of my little jeu desprit on GeneralSchoepfs clsangeable name, and was so much pleased with it,;hat he insisted I should let him have it for the Generals pri-rate inspection. I objected, on the ground that the old fel-ow might consign me to the cellsâbut he was so importunate,that I finally consented. A fellow-prisoner, who has been much abroad, suggested;he propriety of my going to England, by-and-bye, to lecture)n the war. It might be very pleasant to visit that interesting?ountry; but it will Ije time enough, after my


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