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Image from page 195 of “Nineteenth century miracles, or, Spirits and their work in every country of the earth : a complete historical compendium of the great movement known as “modern spiritualism”” (1884)

Image from page 195 of “Nineteenth century miracles, or, Spirits and their work in every country of the earth : a complete historical compendium of the great movement known as “modern spiritualism”” (1884)
Hand Wrist Pain
Identifier: nineteenthcentur01brit
Title: Nineteenth century miracles, or, Spirits and their work in every country of the earth : a complete historical compendium of the great movement known as "modern spiritualism"
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: Britten, Emma Hardinge, d. 1899 Dadmun, John H., former owner. DLC Walrond, George W., inscriber. DLC Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
Subjects: Spiritualism
Publisher: New York : Published by William Britten : Lovell & Co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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acts, without any theory, and asked for theappointment of a committee, two gentlemen, instructed, it was said, by Hulley and Cum-mins, came upon the platform and commenced to tie our wrists together behind us, whichthey did with needless severity. We Jbore the pain, however, until carrying the ropesthraugh the hole in the seat, they drew the backs of our hands down upon it with suchviolence as to threaten dislocation, placing their knees upon the seat, and in one instanceupon the hands of one of us to give them greater purchase. This torture, deliberately,and to all appearance maliciously inflicted, we of course could not bear, and at our demandthe cords were instantly severed. We exposed our livid wrists, in which every strand ofthe cord was visibly imprinted, to the audience, who, to the credit of their humanity,cried out Shame ! But the mob organized to break up our exhibition had no suchfeeling, and made a simultaneous rush for the platform, where, however, an efl&cient police

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Charles Blackburn Esq. NINETEENTH CENTURY MIRACLES. 159 force saved our property from destruction and us from a violence which, under the stimu-lating addresses of the heroes of the Liverpool outrage, expended itself in hootings andhowlings. We had engagements for two nights at Hull, but on our arrival we were informed bythe gentleman who had engaged us, the chairman of the hall committee, and the policesuperintendent, that there were such indications of a violent mob, that we could not bepermitted to give our exhibition, and we received from the gentleman chiefly interestedthe following note :— Music HaU, Jarret Street, Hull, 22nd February, 1865. Sir,—As I believe there is reason to apprehend a disturbance at the hall this evening,if the seance of the Davenport Brothers takes place, I have come to the conclusion that itwould be advisable to postpone the seance. I am sorry to do this, particularly as yourselfand the Messrs. Davenport have arrived in Hull, and are ready to fulfil y

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