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The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Extreme case of Suffering and death. (search)
had passed the previous night, and where again, wearied and disheartened, they sought for repose. Sleep, however, did not visit them; cold and hungry they laid down, anxiously a waiting the break of day, resolved to make one more, and, they feared, their last attempt to escape from their prison. On Saturday the heroic girl beat a track through the snow, and her father crawled along as best he could, his legs being frozen stiff. 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 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