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By Maria Monk

This quantity contains an appendix containing reception of the 1st versions, sequel of her narrative, evaluate of the case; additionally a complement giving extra details of the nunnery and grounds. This ebook embraces the contents of the 1st versions of the author's lousy Disclosures, including the sequel of her narrative, giving an account of occasions after her get away from the Nunnery, and of her go back to Montreal to acquire felony research of her fees. It additionally furnishes the entire testimony that used to be released opposed to her, of each description, in addition to that which was once given in affirmation of her tale. on the shut might be stumbled on a evaluation of the entire topic, provided via a gentleman good certified for the aim; and eventually, a brief complement, giving additional details fascinating to the general public. as a result of the age and shortage of the unique we reproduced, a few pages should be spotty, light or tough to learn.

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This passage leads to-9th. , and a door leading to a gate on the street. Here some of the medicines were kept, and persons were often admitted on business, or to obtain medicines with tickets from the priests; and waited till the Superior or an old nun could be sent for. Beyond this room we were never allowed to go; and I cannot speak from personal knowledge of what came next. _The Second Story_. Beginning, as before, at the western extremity of the same wing, but on the second story, the farthest apartment in that direction which I ever entered was-1st.

A little sitting-room, furnished in the following manner: with chairs, a sofa, on the north side, covered with a red-figured cover and fringe, a table in the middle, commonly bearing one or two books, an inkstand, pens, &c. At one corner is a little projection into the room, caused by a staircase leading from above to the floor below, without any communication with the second story. This room has a door opening upon a staircase leading down to the yard, on the opposite side of which is a gate opening into the cross street.

After walking about fifteen paces, I passed three small doors, on the right, fastened with large iron bolts on the outside, pushed into posts of stone-work, and each having a small opening above, covered with a fine grating, secured by a smaller bolt. On my left, were three similar doors, resembling these, and placed opposite them. Beyond these, the space became broader; the doors evidently closed small compartments, projecting from the outer wall of the cellar. I soon stepped upon a wooden floor, on which were heaps of wool, coarse linen, and other articles, apparently deposited there for occasional use.

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