K. Bastille, 8th April, ’97 or, 1st day of 7th month of captivity.
Although we are far more secluded from the world than we formerly were, yet we live every whit as well, if not better; nor are we now afraid of being seen together. All your letters I received, as we can still find ways and means to communicate with our friends. For all information I must refer you to John Hughes, who will leave this to-morrow, and has been with us every day since he came here. There is still a strong probability of our going to the north, but not for trial, only for show, and to be arraigned; as they could hardly arraign and try us as one assizes, as we must have a copy of our indictment four clear days before trial.
H. J. M’C.