The Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society, Volume 6

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The Society, 1906 - Ethnology
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Page 62 - Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, and my Body to the Earth...
Page 28 - ... begged for a little water. His brother with tears entreated the guard to give him some, but in vain. The sick youth was soon in his last struggles, when his brother offered the guard a guinea for an inch of candle only, that he might see his brother die. Even this was refused. " Now," said he, drying up his tears, " if it please God that I ever regain my liberty, I'll be a most bitter enemy.
Page 35 - I had to close in with him, trip up his heels and lay him again upon the deck. While so many were sick with raging fever there was a loud cry for water, but none could be had except on the upper deck, and but one allowed to ascend at a time. The suffering then from the rage of thirst during the night was very great. Nor was it at all times safe to attempt to go up. Provoked by the continual cry for leave to ascend, when there was already one on deck, the sentry would push them back with his bayonet.
Page 72 - It will not be among the least of General Proctor's mortifications, that he has been baffled by a youth, who has just passed his twenty-first year. He is, however, a hero worthy of his gallant uncle, Gen. George R. Clarke.
Page 28 - After the hospital ships were brought into the Wallabout, it was reported that the sick were attended by physicians ; few, very few, however, recovered. It was no uncommon thing to see five or six dead bodies brought on shore in a single morning...
Page 108 - The need of employing the Red Cross, save as an auxiliary, has passed, and I urge that hereafter all contributions from any source be sent direct to James D. Phelan, chairman finance committee, San Francisco. Mr. Devine of the Red Cross will disburse any contributions sent to him through ex-Mayor Phelan and will work in accord with him in all ways.
Page 29 - Remsen's dock-yard was a place of gra /es ; as were also the slope of the hill near the house, the shore from Mr. Remsen's barn along the mill-pond to Rapelje's farm and the sandy island, between the flood-gates and the mill-dam ; while a few were buried on the shore, the east side of the Wallabout. Thus did Death reign here, from 1776 until the peace. The whole Wallabout was a sickly place during the war. The atmosphere seemed to be charged with foul air from the prison ships, and with the effluvia...
Page 27 - ... one of the air-ports, as this not only afforded us a better air, but also rendered us less liable to be trodden upon by those who were moving about the decks, during the night. But silence was a stranger to our dark abode. There were continual noises during the night. The groans of the sick and the dying ; the curses poured out by the weary and exhausted upon our inhuman keepers; the restlessness caused by the suffocating heat and the confined and poisoned air; mingled with the wild and incoherent...
Page 29 - ... buckets and brushes to cleanse the ship, and with vinegar to sprinkle her inside; but their indolence and despair were such that they would not use them, or but rarely. And, indeed, at this time the encouragement to do...
Page 62 - Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness hereof I have Set my hand and affixed my Seal the day and year first above wirtten.

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