Recollections of a New York Chief of Police

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Caxton book concern, limited, 1887 - Crime - 608 pages
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Page 97 - After the fire several high-art epicures grouping among the ruins found choice morsels of boiled whale, roasted kangaroo and fricasseed crocodile, which, it is said, they relished; though the many would have failed to appreciate such rare edibles. Probably, the recherche epicures will declare the only true way to prepare those meats is to cook them in a museum wrapped, in flames, in the same • manner that the Chinese, according to Charles Lamb, first discovered roast pig in a burning house, and...
Page 28 - You shall be taken from the place where you are and be carried to the place from whence you came and from thence to the place of execution and there be severally hanged by your necks until you be dead. And may the Lord have mercy on your souls!
Page 96 - ... and suavity which is usual with him in all company, Mr. Bennett was about to address the intruder when he perceived that what he had taken for the gentleman in black was nothing more than a frightened orangoutang. The poor creature, but recently released from captivity, and...
Page 62 - ... Think of the sufferings of the unhappy beings whom you crowded on the Erie; of their helpless agony and terror as you took them from their native land; and especially think of those who perished under the -weight of their miseries on the passage from the place of your capture to Monrovia! Remember that you showed mercy to none, carrying off as you did not only those of your own sex, but women and helpless children.
Page 197 - Mr. Ros: be not uneasy you son charly be all writ we is got him and no powers on earth can deliver out of our hand, you wil hav two pay us befor you git him from us, and pay us a big cent to.
Page 27 - Every seventh house, in all the streets, shall, in the dark time of' the moon, cause a lantern and candle to be hung out on a pole — the charge to be defrayed equally by the inhabitants of the said seven houses.
Page 204 - He was then asked who they were, and where they came from ? He replied, " Men, I wont lie to you ; my name is Joseph Douglas, and that man over there is William Mosher." He spelled MOSHER-'S name, adding, " Mosher lives in the city (New York), and I have no home. I am a single man, and have no relatives except a brother and sister, whom I have not seen for twelve or fifteen years. Mosher is a married man, and has five children.
Page 28 - Execution, and there to be burned with a slow fire, that he may Continue in Torment for Eight or ten hours, and continue burning in the said fire until he be dead and Consumed to ashes.
Page 595 - All the sneaks, hypocrites and higher grade of criminals when questioned upon the subject," he said "almost invariably lay claim to be adherents of the Republican party; while, on the other hand, criminals of the lower order — those who rob by violence and brute force — lay claim in no uncertain tones to being practical and energetic exponents of true Democratic principles...
Page 602 - ... were arranged with reference to their departure and their consecration to the cause of liberty. Instead of a sermon, Rev. Mr. T delivered an address to the newly made soldiers, in which he besought them to guard well their health and morals, not only for their own sakes, but for the sake of those who remained at home. They were entreated to return to us, if they came at all, as good and pure as they were leaving us. They were instructed that the war was caused by slavery, and would only end with...

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