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The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Extreme case of Suffering and death. (search)
Extreme case of Suffering and death. --On the morning of February 6th, one Clark Brown, nearly sixty years of age, and his daughter, aged fifteen, set out from Sandaken, Ulster county, N. Y., for Denning, across the "Big Indian Forest." An unbroken track lay before them, but their acquaintance with the woods was such that no
Nearly despairing, they finally reached a road which led to Hammond & Co.'s tannery, at Dewittville, when the girl hastened for relief for her father.
Mr. Brown was soon rescued, but so badly frozen that he survived only about ten days. The girl's feet were so badly frozen that amputation became necessary, which was doneamputation became necessary, which was done by disjointing one foot at the instep, and cutting off the toes of the other.
During the whole time Brown and his daughter were in the woods they were without fire, thinly clad, and with no food excepting two biscuits, which the girl had fortunately put in her pocket before the outset.