Her manners were quiet and pleasing, and she appeared exceedingly gratified to see them.
The superintendent granted permission to take her with them in a walk through the grounds, and she enjoyed this little excursion very highly.
But when one of the company remarked that it was a very pleasant place, she sighed deeply, and replied, ‘Yes, it is a pleasant place to those who can leave it. But chains are chains, though they are made of gold; and mine grow heavier every day.’
Her temperament peculiarly required freedom, and chafed and fretted under restraint.
Insanity returned upon her with redoubled force, soon after.
She used blasphemous and indecent language, and cut up her blankets to make pantaloons.
She picked the lock of her room, and tried various plans of escape.
When Friend Hopper
went to see her again, some weeks later, he found her in the masculine attire, which she had manufactured.
She tried to hide herself, but when he called her back in a gentle, but firm tone, she came immediately.
He took her kindly by the hand, and said, ‘Julia
, what does all this mean?’
‘It is military costume,’ she replied.
‘I am an officer of state.’
‘I am sorry thou art not more decently clad,’ said he. ‘I intended to have thee take a walk with me; but I should be ashamed to go with thee in ’