Lachaussee suffered the torture of the boot. This was having each
leg fastened between two planks and drawn together in an iron ring,
after which wedges were driven in between the middle planks; the
ordinary question was with four wedges, the extraordinary with eight.
At the third wedge Lachaussee said he was ready to speak; so the
question was stopped, and he was carried into the choir of the chapel
stretched on a mattress, where, in a weak voice--for he could hardly
speak--he begged for half an hour to recover himself. We give a
verbatim extract from the report of the question and the execution of
the death-sentence:
http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/etext01/brinv11.txt



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