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Journal of George Henry Clay Rowe
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Sunday, August 18, 1862
Last night exhausted nature gave way, and I slept profoundly from an early hour in the night until long after the sun had risen. I arose considerably refreshed, and enjoyed my breakfast very much. During the morning, the whole of our party held a consultation respecting the adoption of some means of deliverance from this dungeon. My views meeting approbation of all, I was appointed to draft a paper embodying them to be laid before the Secretary of War. In consequence of having neither chair, table, or writing materials. I was compelled to postpone the duty. During the morning Dr James C Hall, a benevolent gentleman resident in the city, a friend of the families of many of us, called and proffered his services to each of us individually and to all in doing all that could be done consistant with the prison rules to mitigate the hardships of our confinement. Through him our mess purchased half a dozen chairs and a table. Later in the day I was summoned to the office, and found Mr Leutze who had called to see me. He proffered his services and advised me to send before the US Secretary of War, a separate individual application for release which he voluntarily promised to urge before high offices of the government. I thanked him for his kindness and so parted. Under the influence of the hope I grew cheerful and spent the remainder of the day in some comfort, pretty much in company with a fellow prisoner, Mr John C Hunter of the city. He is one of the handsomest and most polished of young men I ever met. He occupied one of the rooms continguous to ours and was arrested with a Mr Preuss while attempting to cross the Potomac in making their way to Richmond to join the Confederate army. He gave me a very interesting and humorous account of his adventures and capture.

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