This Week's Story

I shall put you into the asylum! part four

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Elizabeth Packard is abandoned by her husband and declares "I have used my reason, not lost it!"

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Day Two. The wake-up bell awakened Elizabeth at 4:05 a.m. “I do not know what to expect here at Jacksonsonville Insane Asylum. I’m not a defeated woman. I must convince the asylum’s superintendent to free me. I have used my reason, not lost it!”

Breakfast in the Seventh Ward, in which she was assigned, was a surprise to her. The table was...
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