This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... of three at each corner of the house. This man, for a while, was allowed to carry Manlove his meals, and in return for this he received food for himself. Some time, however, before the departure of the English and the Orientals, he had been arrested, and another person, a man by the name of Carter, had performed this service. Carter had been a sailor on board an American gunboat, and, going ashore at Montevideo, he had done as such persons often do, got drunk, and while in that condition had been taken off as a soldier of the allies. In the first battle in which he was engaged, he deserted over to the Paraguayans, THOMAS CARTER. 319 and being sent to the capital he was soon taken sick, and in such condition I found him. Through the medical assistance of Mr. Masterman he partially recovered, and on the arrest of the Brazilian he was employed to take Mr. Manlove his meals. He too had been arrested; but as he was a prisoner of war, and besides that was a deserter from the American flag, I could not interfere in his behalf, and I made no inquiries in respect to him. After that I was obliged to send the meals by my private secretary, Mr. Meincke. The day after the arrest of Rodriguez and Carreras, he was told that he need bring nothing more for them, for they had gone below, and the next day he was told that he need bring nothing more for Manlove, for "he had gone to his destiny." CHAPTER XXIII. Visit from the Italian Consul.--Particulars of the Arrests at Luque.--Masterman writes his Vindication.--Papers of Mr. Bliss.--Their Preparations for Arrest.--Artifices to conceal our Manuscripts.--Colton's Atlas.--We learn of many Executions.--Visit from Madam Lynch.--She announces the Discovery of a Great Conspiracy.--She vouches for...--This text refers to the Paperback edition.