Torrey began the research for this project over a year ago when a visit to Erie County Jail in Buffalo, New York left him stunned.
Torrey has himself borne witness to the locking up of the mentally ill, and he paints a grim picture of the scene.
Solitary confinement, Torrey says, was likely his next home.
Major Torrey continued in service till September, 1783, when he died.
Why did he swear that he had a conversation with Torrey in that office?
Is there any evidence of the conversation between Torrey and Dorsey?
No such books were in the safe and no such books were in Torrey's desk.
He thought he would be absolutely and perfectly safe, and so he said he had a conversation with Torrey.
Then if he wanted that information for Torrey, why did he not send it to him?
An ordinance was passed prohibiting the cutting of a Torrey pine under heavy penalty, and the tree was thus saved.