Congressional Edition Volume 4441

Congressional Edition Volume 4441

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...July, A. D. 1892; I was kept confined in a room of said cruiser without bedclothes or any change of clothing, although I demanded my personal effects from the officers of the cruiser, which demand was refused by them. The said cruiser, with me and the rest of the crew as prisoners, and with the schooner C. H. White in tow, set sail for Nicholovsky Bay, where we arrived on the 16th day of July, A. D. 1892. During the day and night which elapsed prior to our arrival at Nicholovsky Bay I was kept in the above-mentioned room without any bedclothes or any clothing whatever except those I had on, and was compelled to keepthedoors and windows open; the weather during that nightwascold and foggy, and I then and there, from the cruel and unnecessary exposure, caught cold, from which, owing to the exposure above and the exposure ana ill treatment and lack of food and medicines hereinafter complained of, I have never recovered. Upon our arrival at Nicholovsky Bay I was permitted to go on board the C. IT. White, under the charge of an armed guard, for the purpose of getting my personal effects. I then took possession of my effects with the exception of the following articles, to wit: One chronometer, valued at $125; 1 pair of marine glasses, valued at $25; 1 aneroid barometer, valued at $7; 1 thermometer, valued at $1; 1 lot of charts, valued at $25; 1 lot of nautical books, valued at $15; 1 silver watch and gold chain, valued at $40; 7 razors, valued at $15; 1 coal-oil stove and utensils, valued at $3; 1 pair of rubber boots, valued at $5; 1 lot of clothing, valued at $25; 2 shotguns, valued at $96; 2 rifles, valued at $32; which I was informed and believe, and therefore allege, to have been stolen by the officers and crew of the said Zabiaca, and...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741617
  • 9781236741615