next day, that there might be further opportunity to inquire into it; adding, ‘Thomas Harrison
and myself will be responsible to the United States
for this woman's appearance to-morrow.
In case of forfeiture, we will agree to pay any sum that may be deemed reasonable.’
The claimant felt perfectly sure of his prey, and made no objection to the proposed arrangement.
It was accordingly entered on the docket that Thomas Harrison
and Isaac T. Hopper
were bound to the United States
, in the sum of one thousand dollars, to produce the woman for further trial at nine o'clock the next morning.
When Friend Hopper
had obtained a copy of the recognizance, signed by the magistrate, he chuckled inwardly and marched out of the office.
If there was a flaw in anything, Thomas Harrison
had a jocose way of saying, ‘There is a hole in the ballad.’
As they went into the street together, his friend said, ‘Thomas
, there's a hole in the ballad.
The recognizance we have just signed is good for nothing.
The United States
have not the slightest claim upon that woman.’
The next morning, at nine o'clock all parties, except the woman, were at the mayor's office.
After waiting for her about an hour, the magistrate said, ‘Well gentlemen, the woman does not make her ’