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Shocking Inhumanity

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We know not when we have read a moro dreadful account of the treatment of a luimtic. Can it bc possible tliatsuch tliings tiro toierated in a Christian lai;d. What n wnss of suiïhring to fall upon a poor innocent individua] : "The Louiávillo Journal stal os tnnt, about ten yeá.rs ago, a lumitic of Monticrl]'), in lli'a't stute, was sent by hi.s fami!y to llic Lurrutic Asylum at Lcxington. On hisarrivnl at tli.'il irislitution, or shortly afierjvard, lic appenred so.calm nur rationa] ili.-it tho Siiperfniéndent or Manngers sent iiim home. At linme he be cnme violiMit. und hi.s fiimily detormincc lp dispose of Inm so jhat he sliould trouble tlieii) no loi:gor. Accordingly thev built rièdr their own rosijpnee, a very smnl! slrong bjóck-hoitsc, and around thol anotlir, tliiis ninking a dnuble block-house. They left n nanow ([)ol)ing, thro' whieh tlifiy ilirust the lunatic, and when he was in, iliey' huilt np ihe opening lenviog f litile orificc just nrge Pnpugh to achnit o hls lood beir.g extended to him. And ii ihat Iiorrid prison, lor ten long years o heat and co]d, the wretched Junatic has heen kopt by his own lainily, with no bec clolhcs, no fire, and no hope of escape except throiigh the gate of death." l _