War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0099 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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Question. Who pointed themout to you as the prisoners?

Answer. They were brought up and put into carriages in irons. I did not disturb the irons.

Question. Where did you take them?

Answer. To Moyamensing Prison and lodged them there.

Question. Where was the Albatross lying at that time?

Answer. Lying at one of the wharves of the navy-yard; right alongside the wharf.

Question. Was she moored to the wharf?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Had you any conversation with the captain of the Albatross in regard to them in their presence?

Answer. Not in the presence of the prisoners.

Question. Had you a conversation before they were brought before you?

Answer. No, sir.

Corss-examination by Mr. WHARTON:

Question. You say you arrested these men and they were in irons?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Is that what you would say was an ordinary arrest - to take a man who was already in irons and in the custody of somebody else?

Answer. I do not know. I took them just as they were.

Question. Be kind enough to describe to the jury the character of the irons; how were they fastened?

Answer. I think they were ironed hands and feet.

Question. Describe the character of the irons or manacles or whatever you call them.

Answer. I think the irons on their wrists were the ordinary cuffs with a bar, and on their feet they has a short chain, just so that they could move about and walk.

Question. How was the chain fastened; to either or both legs?

Answer. To both legs.

Question. How fastened?

Answer. There was a band that went around the ankle and then a chain connecting the two bands.

Question. What was the weigth of these irons?

Answer. They were not very heavy? I do not know what the weight was. They were light.

Question. Have you got them?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. What has become of them?

Answer. I sent them on board the vessel again.

Question. You did not preserve them?

Answer. No, sir. They belonged to the vessel.

Quesiton. How did you know that?

Answer. The captain told me so. He asked me to send them back immediately. They were sent back.