Oh, yeah. Things are cool. Charlotte and I have been hanging around with a coupla girls who are still staying here ... George's sister and a friend.
Okay, to be honest with ya, I did see a strange look on George's face yesterday right after the lawyer guy left.
He asked me if I knew what the word "treason" means.
Not sure why he asked me that. *shrug* Maybe it's a corny kind of joke here in the 19th century.
A joke? A joke, Abby?
Do you not realize the implications of anything even resembling an act of treason in the 19th century?
I feel some sleepless nights coming on.
Treason: The act of betraying one's country.
In 1868, the year you currently live in, treason is punishable by death. By 1870, jails will be begin to build gallows with a pit beneath for hanging those accused of treason.
In England, specifically before the 1900s, being hanged was the punishment for high treason, and many suffered such a fate.
Treason is considered a crime against all the people in the 19th century. The harsh penalty of hanging is normally reserved for traitors of the country.