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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: ...upon his neck. He besought Dr. Bates in the most deplorable manner, to put a poultice upon it, so as to draw it to a head and relieve him of his distressing pain, to all of which he would reply, with his usual sneer, "O, you will do well enough; I will risk you!" Yes, citizens of Maine, I wish you to know that your friends are thus not only shamefully and inhumanly neglected, but thev are barbarously abused and maltreated. They are bound in chains (not of iron) more terrible than those worn by Baron Trench in the Prussian Prison, or than any galley slave. The Government of that inquisition is a perfect reign of terror. Dr. Bates is literally the absolute Monarch and Tyrant of all he surveys, in that Institution. John Pitts, of Dover, was given deleterious medicine, such as had the effect to so destroy his sight, so he could not distinguish small objects, however near him. He asked Dr. Harlow for what purpose the medicine was given him. To which Dr. H. replied, it was to blunt the susceptibilities! At the end of six months the wife of Mr. Pitts applied for and obtained an order from the selectmen to Dr. Bates, for his discharge. Upon her presenting this order, after paying his charges, Dr. Bates said that he was an insane man, and he should not release him, and he had an order from one of those select men to detain him, and he should keep him! But Mrs. Pitts took him out to walk, with the apparent design of having a little private conversation with him, and when some rods from his prison, a young man drove up a horse and wagon; Mr. nnd Mrs. Pitts both jumped in, and drove Jehu like into the city of Augusta. Dr. Bates made great exertions to regain his victim, but all of no avail. He had fled to his friends, and was free again. There is no doubt but...
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