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The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Tortures of the French prisoners in China. (search)
ned the executioners. After having given the prisoner blows with their fists and the flat of their sabres, he was tied with cords, his legs bent up to his chest, the arms against his legs, and the hands and feet bound together, and wooden wedges driven between the flesh and the ropes. All the prisoners, treated in the same manner, were placed in carts, with points of nails sticking through them, and driven over rutty roads.--After traveling in this way for twenty-four hours they arrived at Pekin. They were conveyed for five hours in the streets, in the midst of an immense concourse of people, whose sanguinary rage could with difficulty be restrained; after which they were placed in the prisons of the city, separated from each other, and chained in a room amidst thieves, incendiaries, and murderers. M. d'escayrac remained in a cell until the Chinese became terrified by the victories of the Allies. According to information which he received, Colonel Grandchamps, Mm. Dubut and Ader,