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potism of Cameron. To you, then, far beyond and above all others of the monsters which have been begotten by the demon of fanaticism which is causing our country to be desolated, belongs the distinction of connecting your name with this work, not only to live in the memory of the deeds which you have caused to be committed, but to be kept forever present in the American mind whenever it recurs in time to come to that period in American history when the Constitution of the United States was first abrogated, when the Government of the Union was subverted, and when the rights and liberties of the American People were trampled like dust beneath the feet of a person clothed in a little brief authority which is used to subvert and destroy that which it should preserve, protect and defend, and who uses as the heel of his despotism, you Edwin M. Stanton.

In this character which you have assumed towards the American People be handed down in this work, and by your evil deeds to posterity, and receive as your just reward the execrations and maledictions of those present and future whom you have been the means of depriving of their inheritance of personal rights and political liberty.

I am, sir, one of the many hundred victims of the despotism of the arbitrary power of which you have become the willing, servile and pensioned tyrant.

D. A. MAHONY.

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Kidnapping of D. A. Mahony-Incidents connected with it,

and on the way to Washington-Meeting with Mr. Sheward

a fellow-prisoner-Introduction to and description of the

Capitol ................... ...... ...... .... ... ....... 117

Visits of friends .... ......

.... ......... 167

Address of D. A. Mahony to the citizens of the Third Congres-

sional District, Iowa..................................... 172

Effect of the Address on the tyrants and their satellites. ...... 206

My Journal in the Old Capitol ......

Incidents in the Old Capitol-How free citizens became trans-

formed into servile soldiers ....

Application for trial-no trial granted ........ .... ............

Statement of Judge Mason for Mahony and Sheward .... ......

A proposition to take bonds for the release of prisoners ....... 254

Military commission for the trial of political offenders ........ 255

My first Sunday in the Old Capitol—The Gospel according to

Jeff Davis, and according to Abe Lincoln ............. .... . 257

How the prisoners were fed .... .... .......................... 261

Belle Boyd-Defeat of General Banks attributed to her strate-

gy-Arrested and taken to the old Capitol-Subjected to .

solitary confinement,--Makes the acquaintance of a Con.

federate officer Romantic sequel ................. ...... 268

Writing on the wall .... ............. ..... ........... ...... 280

No. 10, and its occupants. ............ .....

No. 16, and its inmates .... ..... .... .... .... .... ............

Prison amusements and recreation ...... .... ...... .... ...... .

Introducing a new prisoner .... ................ .... ..........

A compassionate contraband shares his bread with a victim of

despotism ............ ...... ................

............ 300

Murder of two prisoners in the Old CapitolJesse W. Wharton

and Harry Stewart ......

.......... 301

Arrest of sympathizing females, and their subjection to insult
and ontrage .... .... .... .........

............ 806

PAGS

Espionage in the prison. .... ...... ...... ...... .............

The Guard-house in the Old Capitol .... ......

.... .... ......

Carelessness or culpable recklessness of the guards........ ... 316

Martial Law used as a cover to official corruption .... ......... 319

A Chapter on Letters. ...... ...... ...................... ...... 325

Nellie Grey came near getting us in trouble ................... 331

Kidnapping of the Editors and Proprietors of the Harrisburg

Patriot and Union. ...... ......

.... 333

Statement of the arrest of Joseph C. Wright, of Milford,

N. J. ...... ...... ...... ...... .......... ...... .... ........ 337

Statement of the Kidnapping of John Apple, of Philadel-

phia. ...... ...... ...... ..... .... ...... ...... ............ 840

Arrest of Aquila R. Allen, John H. Wise and their incarcera.

tion in the Old Capitol by order of General Wadsworth,

Military Governor of Washington. ...... ...... ...... .... . 344

Case of Dr. Bundy..... ...... ................ ...... ...... .... 848

Dr. A. B. Hewitt and John W. Smith, or the Wandering

...... ..... ...... ...... ................. 354

Kidnapping of Hon, Andrew D. Duff, one of the Circuit Judges

of Illinois, with some other gentlemen ...... ............. 359

Narrative of the arrests of J. Blanchard ....................... 366

The Kidnapping of the Rev. Judson D. Benedict -Christ's Ser.

mon on the Mount regarded as treasonable-Mr. Benedict

brought before U. S. Judge Hall, of Buffalo, on a writ of

Habeas Corpus-Discharged from custody by the Judge. no

one appearing against him-Kidnapped again, and taken

to the Old Capitol ................ ...... ...... ........... 368

Kidnapping and imprisonment of Geo. W. Wilson, of Upper

Marlboro, Md .... ...... ...... .............. ...... ....... 379

The case of Dr. Ellis, a Medical Director in the Army......... 385

The other victims in 0. C. P ...... ...... ...... ...... ......... 391

Another appeal for a hearing, or to be released .... ...... ..... 392

Prisoners' health affected-Physician's Certificate ...... ....... 397

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