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or cause him to be arrested and wrongfully, forcibly and unjustly
conveyed to the insane department of the Philadelphia Almshouse
and there to be wrongfully, wickedly, and unjustly deprived of his
personal liberty, to which he was and is justly entitled, for a long
space, to wit, for the space of two days and upwards, and to be
from therein conveyed to the Asylum for the Insane, known as
the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, and to be there wick-
edly, unjustly, maliciously and corruptly confined, restrained and
deprived of his personal liberty for a long space of time, to wit,
for the space of eighteen days and upwards, and whereas also the
said defendants, and each of them, in pursuance of their false,
wicked, malicious and corrupt combination and confederation and
agreement, as aforesaid, did afterwards, to wit, on or about the
25th day of September, A. D. 1866, to wit, at the County aforesaid,
arrest him, the said plaintiff, or cause him to be arrested, and
wrongfully, forcibly, unjustly, maliciously and corruptly confined
in the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane for a long space of
time, to wit, for the space of fifty-five days and upwards, from
which custody and durance vile so unjustly and unlawfully im-
posed upon him, the said plaintiff, by the said defendants, in pur-
suance of the said unlawful conspiracy, combination and agreement,
he obtained his liberty by an escape.

Yet the said defendants were so bent and determined upon the
injury, harassment, impoverishment, oppression and ruin of the
said plaintiff, that they, and each of them, on three several
sequent occasions, in furtherance of their said false, wicked, mali-
cious and corrupt conspiracy, combination, confederation and
agreement, caused the said plaintiff to be arrested and taken to
the said Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, when and where
he, the said plaintiff, was for a long time deprived of his personal
liberty, his rights as a citizen violated, bis health broken and in-
jured, his credit and standing as a citizen and a man of business
greatly injured, and he himself deprived of all means to render
aid and assistance to himself or others having claims upon him of
a marital, social and parental nature, and these wrongs were so
continued, extending over a space of three years and more, and
other and grievous wrongs to the said plaintiff, then and there to
his great damage, and contrary to the peace and dignity of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

By all which plaintiff avers that he is much injured, and has sustained damages to the amount of fifty thousand dollars, and therefore he brings his suit.

H. R. WARRINER, Attorney for E. Haskell.

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Statement .......
The Trial......

6
Escaping from the third story of the Insane Hospital.

7
Escaping over the wall of the Insane Hospital......

9
View of the Seventh Ward of the Insane Hospital.

11
M. McEuen's Evidence......

14
The Charge to the Jury...

20
Feeding a Patient with a Pump..
Brace and Auger Connection...

28
Verdict......

31
Move for a New Trial.....

32
Petition to the Legislature......

34
An Act for the Admission of the Insane to Hospitals......

35
An Act for a Board of Charities......

37
Applying the Douche Bath to a Patient.

42
The Spread Eagle.......

43
Sufferings of a Suicide.......

45
Mania-Potu Patient.........

46
Somerset County Mad-House....

48
Massachusetts Mad-House......

51
Haskell Leaving the Swamp, with a Broken Leg...

55
A Lunatic Chained for Forty Years.....

60
Process of Kidnapping for Madhouses

62
Quakers Before Judge Brewster.......
Settlement Between E. Haskell and Family.

67
History of Pennsylvania Hospital.........

71
Thomas Jefferson's Letter to Thomas Paine..

76
An Act to Reduce the Number of Taverns.

79
A Dialogue Between Kirkbride and E. Haskell

81
Plaster of Paris Models for Broken Limbs.........

83
Plan for a Double Drawbridge..........

85
Letters by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson..

86
History of New England Settlers.......

88
History of Old Bedlam.......

91
Hogarth's Rake's Progress...

97
A Peep into the Blockley Almshouse, and Buzzard's Banquet Room. 120
A Suit against Kirkbride and others for Damages..........

124
A Suit against James H. Horn and others for Damages....

125

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year of our Lord, 1869, by EBENEZER
HASKELL, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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