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termined to make my escape through damp pavement. My chains seemed the aperture in the wall, without insupportable before. I was accuf. waiting for any assistance. But my tomed to them; and I thanked Pro. dungeon at Fort Etoile was finished vidence, that had prevented the sooner than had been expected; and discovery of my knife, with which at the fall of night, May 27, in the I could in a moment put an end to midst of my preparations, I heard my sufferings. I cannot give an a carriage stop before my prison. idea of what I suffered the first My doors and locks were suddenly night. In the imperfect darkness opened, with much noise ; and I that prevailed, I could distinguish had only time to hide my knife, the form of my dungeon. It was when I saw the town major, the ten feet long, and eight broad; in major of the day, and a captain with one corner was a kind of bench of iwo lanthorns, enter my wretched brick, intended for a seat ; and ophabitation. All they said was, Dress 'posite the place where I was chained, yourself. Fetters were given me, was a window of semicircular form, which I was obliged to fasten my. which was opened through a wall felf on my hands and feet. The six feet thick: it was one foot in town major tied a bandage over my 'height, and two feet in breadth. eyes, took me under the arm, and in The passage, through which the this manner conducted me to the light penetrated into my prison, carriage. The way from the citadel took its direction upwards, as far, to Fort Etoile is through the town. as the middle of the wall, and When the carriage stopped, I was then descended outwards towards led to my new dungeon: there, by the earth, forining an angle, with the light of feveral candles, the band strong iron bars at each extremity, age that covered my eyes was taken My eyes, after some time, became off. But, good Heaven! what did fo accustomed to the darkness of the I perceive ? Two locksmiths, with hole, that I could see a mouse run their hammers and anvil, and the along the floor ; but in the winter, whole floor covered with chains. when the sun was not visible, I They went immediately to work : might be truly said, to live in my feet were fastened with enormous eternal night. chains to a ring funk in the wall, The name of Trenck had been at about three feet from the ground, incrusted on the wall with red so that I could only take two or bricks ; and under my feet was a three steps on each lide. They then tomb intended for me, on which girt my naked body with a broad also was my name, and a Death's iron girdle, from which descended a head. There were two oaken doors chain, fastened at the other extre to the dungeon; and in the way to mity to a bar of iron, two feet long. it a kind of lobby, into which a wina At each end of this bar was a hand. dow had been opened, and which cuff, that confined my hands; and was' likewise secured by two doors a collar was added in 1756. As soon of the saine kind. It was the king's as the work was completed, every intention that this dungeon Mould body retired in silence; and I heard be, built in such a manner, as to she dreadful creaking of four doors, put it out of my power to have the which fut close upon one ano: least communication with the lenther,
tinel : it was surrounded with palliHere then did I remain, without fades twelve feet high, forming a consolation, and without affistance, kind of park; and the key was deftretched out, in the dark, upon á pofited with the guard officer.
My prison having been built of to support them without iDCONTElime and plaiter, in the font space nience. This was the poi cui of eleven days, and I having been night imaginable. My keepers, the committed to it immediately after, day after, found me in a dreadiai it was thought that my sufferings fituation : they were surprized a could not be of long continuance. my appetite, and gave me asorher During the first balf year, the wa. loaf, with a fresh iupply of Fier. ter dropped incessantly from the Wishing me happiness, as my fifasaulted roof upon my body; and ings seemed to be drawing to as for the firft three months 1 was end, they fhut the doors, withox never dry. My health, however, asking whether I wanted any aber did not suffer much.
affiftance. I cannot, to this day, conceive Three days elapsed before I found what it was that withheld my hand any inclination to eai. Both sy from completing the tragedy.- body and mind grew weaker; and 1 Twelve o'clock, however, ftruck, resolved to put an end to my esand my tomb was opened for the iftence. Indeed, patience feemed a first time. My chair was removed, folly, and any looger delay a ra: and a bedstead, with a mattrass, of courage. Yet as I wished to take and a good blanket, put in its place. my resolution with a manly cool A whole ammunition loaf was given ness, I determined to wait eight days me, weighing fix pounds, with a longer, after having irrevocably fixed jug of water,
containing about four the 4th of July for the period of my quarts ; and then the doors were death. But the following day, ssbea shut.
the four doors of my prison were It would be difficult to describe opened, observing they were only of the excess of my joy, on thinking wood, the idea itruck me, that i that I was about to satisfy my might be possible to take off the appetite, after having for eleven locks with the knife I had brought months' suffered the torments of from the citadel; and that, at any hunger. There is no happiness in rate, if my project did not succeed, the world, that, in the firtt instant, it would not afterwards be too late seemed preferable to mine. I ate ; to die. I first tried to get rid of my I devoured ; now and then I stop fetters : 1 freed my right hand from ped for a moment, that I might the handcuff without much difthe better favour my pleasure, and culty, but was at more trouble to then I ate again : I thought my extricate the left. The iron boop fate less hard; I wept for joy! I about my body was only faftened a swallowed one bit after another; the chain by a bit of twisted iron : and, before the evening came, the I put my feet against the wall, aad whole loaf was devoured. My plea- by a sudden jerk it gave way. Now sure, however, was of Mort dura. thing then remained but the heary tion; my stomach was weakened by chain which I had about my feel, long fasting, and unable to digeit and which met with the same fate. the bread; my body swelled, and I now thought myself already at my jug was exhausted. The crap liberty. I ran to the door, tried to and the cholic, followed by insati- find in the dark the points of the able thirst, and accompanied with nails that held on the lock, and acute pain, tormented me till the perceived that I had not much to following day. I was not yet ac- do to remove it from its place. I recustomed to the enormous weight turned to my chains, full of bope; of my chains, nor had I learnt but it was no easy matter to put them
on again. When I tried to replace from hence, than from the citadel,
July 4, the visit being over, I prison full of blood ; and it is cer-
and found that my dun- and yet it was necessary to keep geon was built in a ditch of the first myself awake, in order to execute rampart, I saw likewise the way my project, that led to it; the guard at fifty I demolished the brick feat with paces distance ; and the high palli- the bar of iron that was fastened to fades that surrounded it, which it my chains, and heaped up the ruins was necessary to escalade before I in the middle of my prison. At could reach the ramparts. The noon, when the outer door was third, opening inwards like the first, opened, every body was astonished by fun-fet I accomplished my point. to see the others open allo; and the I attacked the fourth; but when half major and his attendants came into the work was over, the blade of my the entry with trepidation : from knife broke, and part of it fell out. hence they perceived me at the inside of the door. Heavens! what ner door of my prison, my clothes were my feelings at this cruel mo covered with blood, and looking like ment! It was a beautiful moon a madman. I had a brick in one light night-I fell to prayers on hand, and the remaining half of my my knees; and then, rising again, knife in the other. "Keep back, seized the remaining part of my major!” cried I: "nobody shali knife, opened the veins of my arm
enter here: I will kill fifty men, and left foot, and fitting down quietly before one fall force his way. This in a corner of my prison, let my blood knife is my last resource ; and I seç flow. A deep fleep foon took por- your power at defiance !". session of my senses : but how long The major, frightened, fent to I remained in this happy state, I the commandant. In the mean time,
On a sudden I heard I sate down on the heap of bricks in myself called by my name; and the middle of my prison. My see who should it be butiny faith- cret design was to obtain better ful friend Gef hard, the grenadier, treatment. A ‘moment after, Ge. When I heard his name, I answered, neral Borck arrived with the town “ I am swimming in my blood; major, and several other officers : and to-morrow you will find me he came into the entry, but retreated dead." "How !" replied he, "dead! when he faw me ready to hurl a It is much easier to make your escape brick at hin. He instantly ordered
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the grenadiers to force a passage, my beard gave me a frightful apThe entry was hardly fix feet wide; pearance ; I therefore, with much therefore not more than one or two pain, plucked it out. My limbs were at mott, could advance a-breast; prevented from swelling, by freand as soon as they saw me lift up quently jumping in my chains; or, my arm to throw my bricks, they all when I freed my felt from them, by Started back. The commandant or the different occupations in which dered another attack; but the first ! passed my time. grenadier that advanced, I instantly About three weeks after my last knocked down, and the others filed. enterprise, the worthy Gethard The major then made his appear. mounted his first guard. This ar. ance a second time: “In the name forded us an opportunity of coeof God, my dear Trenck!" said versing freely together, He gave he, “what have I done, that you me a faithful description of the ca. Thould wish to make ine unhappy ? virons of my prison. I formed a I alone fall be obliged to answer plan of escaping under the foundafor having left you a knife, when tions, which he had seen built, and you quitted the citadel."
óc Shall which he assured me were only two I not," said I, “ be loaded with feet thick, heavier chains, than those I had Money, above all things, being on before ?" The major, after speak- neceffary, I employed the following ing to the commandant, gave me means to procure fome. Gethard his word of honour, that this inci rolled a sheet of paper round a long dent should make no difference in wire, and conveyed it to me through iny future treatment. I therefore the window grate; a bit of war allowed a free entrance into my candle, a pen, and a lighted match, prison ; when my situation excited followed next; and, for ink, I compassion. A surgeon was fent for pricked my finger, and used blood to dre's my wounds; a firt was as a substitute. given me, and the blood and bricks I then wrote to Captain Ruck. were taken away. During this time, hardt at Vienna. I coinmunicated I lay half dead upon my bed, and my situation in few words ; feat felt an insatiable thirst. The fur: him an order for three thousand flo. geon ordered me fome wine and rins on the income of my fortune, Loup: two sentinels were planted at and begged him to apply it to the my door, and I was left four days following uses. A thousand florins without chains. Eight and forty for his journey to Gummern, a lit. hours I remained in a kind of tle town in Saxony, two miles from Jethargy; every time I waked, I Magdeburg, whither he was to repair was obliged to drink, and yet my on the 13th of August. I begged thirst did not diminish. My feet and him, when there, to flew himieli hands swelled prodigiously, and I felt on the same day about noon, with violent pains in my back and limbs, à letter in his band, and to give the
The new doors were finised on other two thousand forinş tu a per the fifth day, and the inner one was fon whom he would see holding a strengthened with iron. My chains roll of imoking tobacco, and who were fixed as before; that one fait- would advance to meet him; after ened to the wall was alone replaced which I desired that he would reby a heavier. By insensible degrees turn to Vienna. I became so accustomed to the chains that I learnt to comb my hair, and This interesting Narrative will be Gven to tie it. As I was never shaved, concluded in our next.
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gave a groan, and fainted away.” rey, who served in General
After speaking of the repulse of Ge. Burgoyne's army last war, is the au
neral Montgomery before Quebec, Mr. thor of these letters; which, though Anburey says ::"A mile from the city not accurately written, convey a spirit is a convent, that was once possessed of of interest, that cannot fail of bringing a beautiful garden; but this, as well as the reader cheerfully to his journey's their chapel, with the images and other end. The incidents are supposed to ornaments of their religion, are greatly have been committed to paper at the injured. The enemy, after taking pos. time when they occurred; and, whe- fellion of the convent, converted into ther so or not, the author is to be com
an hospital, and compelled the nuns to mended for adopring a mode the most attend upon their fick and wounded; likely to gratify the feelings of those and, what was ftill more persecuting who are capable of refined sensibility to their religion, than to their wishes, Mr. Anburey is rather severe on the several of the nuns, after they had cause and on the sons of Liberty, af. abandoned it, proved capable of, in cribing to them a series of base conduct, fome measure, making up for the rathat would disgrace the neighbouring vages of war, by producing what may savages. However, if one hottile army in future become the strength and fupcommitted unwarrantable and inhuman
of their country.. depredations, there is little doubt but
“ The Canadians in general are a the same enormities were practised by swarthy people, and low in stature ; the other, as occafior suited. But, in- their dreis contists of a kind of jacket, tead of wasting our room in useless and when the weather is cold, á blan. remarks, we will proceed, after our
ket coat, which they faften round them usual custom, to give such extracts as with a wortted fash. They mostly wear nay both entertain and inform.
a woolleu cap, but in the cold weather “On board the Howe, on the banks of a tur one, and have amazing long
Newfoundland, Sept. 11, 1776. queues, of which they are exceedingly “ One day, on hearing a more than proud. They are seldom or ever found ufual noise upon deck, I went up to en without a pipe in their mouths, a ha. quire the occasion of it, and learnt it bit which they acquire in their very invas a quarrel between two Hibernians. fancy. I was much furprized upon Upon asking the cause of him who ap- going into one of their houses, in which eared the transgressor, he exclaimed, there was a large family, mostly boys,
Oh! and plaise your honor, I did no to find, that from the youngest up to hing to him at all, at all'—when the the father, they all imoaked; nay, one ther haltily replied, 'Oh yes, and plaise of three years old had a pipe in his our honor, he said as how he would mouth. Their usual mode of living ake up a stick and blow my brains out.' being chiefly milk and vegetables,
A few days previous to their arrival which, joined to the number of the in the banks of Newfoundland, a great fast days impoled on them by their re. empeft ensued. “ At this time," lays ligion, renders them a very meagre and Mr. Anburey,“one of my recruits com sender people. ng upon deck, not observing any one “ The women are extremely lively, here, and the sea so tremendous, imgood-natured, and obliging, and very nediately went below, and cried out neat in their persons, but have not the o his companions, “Oh! by my soul, leaft pretension to beauty. The inen oneys, the sea is very dreadful, and we are far from agreeable ; for since they re all sure to be drowned, for the Mhip’s have enjoyed the blefliogs of an English