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From the Converse green book, 1865. See Andy Chase's discussion on this site for more about the Blue Eagle Jail (a jail in Rochester, NY).

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Comment by Rob Morrison on March 12, 2014 at 3:05pm

Really nice Paul.  Love your touch.  Always very musical.

Comment by Paul Draper on March 12, 2014 at 3:42pm
Thanks Rob. Hope things have dried out where you are. Up here in NY we're getting another round of rain / snow after a beautiful day yesterday... I guess I would expect no less, but sure am getting tired of it...
Comment by Ian Bell on March 16, 2014 at 3:42pm
One of my favourites! I recently found out that one of my Canadian historical heroes, William Lyon Mackenzie, actually did some time in the "Blue Eagle Jail". He got sent up for itrying to incite rebellion in Ontario from across the river in Rochester in 1838 - apparently violating US neutrality laws.
Comment by Ian Bell on March 16, 2014 at 3:43pm
Oops - I got distracted with the history lesson and neglected to mention how much I enjoyed the playing!
Comment by Paul Draper on March 16, 2014 at 5:56pm
Thank you Ian.

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