This time, without paying personal taxes, the crime was worse, the authorities had to imprison him. But he was only kept in jail for one night because someone was there the next morning – probably Miss Maria Thoreau – paying taxes on his behalf. Madea cough one more Damn time. He was not happy but also annoyed because it did not allow him to protest against the government, to join hands with the government to suppress slaves and Mexicans. When the good prison opened the examination for him, he resisted, refused to go out, and demanded to be locked up. That good prison later recounted, saying: No prisoners have ever seen such a strange person!