Michael Mullen, white, male, 33? [sic] years, native of Ireland, recommended his commitment
to the S.-I.-A. [State Insane Asylum] at Jackson, La. on October 30, 1883, finding him insane
suffering from "Chronic Alcoholism".
Like all Irishmen, he is witty. He is gay and pleasant in his speech, at times rational, and then
again he will wander off and address imaginary persons or objects. He is a laborer, single, and
has been a hard drinker for years. To use his own expression, "I have been drinking ever
since before I was born; it runs through my nature."