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Chapter 17: Sufferings of captives shooting a deaf man a terrible punishment arguments on slavery opinions of celebrated men a Sabbath School in prison a loyal lady Pennsylvania a Pioneer Emancipation our prayer-meetings Rays of sunshine. A large proportion of the prisoners in Macon were nearly naked, and actually were obliged to wrap rags of blankets about themselves to hide their nakedness, and many times, while listening to their stories of wrong and woe, I was moved to tears. Among several harrowing incidents, about this time occurred the shooting of one of our party, a political prisoner, if I remember right, who was deaf. A brutal guard had fired on him because he did not obey some order which he had given, but which of course, the victim did not hear. I saw the poor fellow writhing in his death-agonies. The shot had pierced directly through his bowels, inflicting a horrid and mortal wound. Another man named Flood, for the offence of coming nea