The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina
Passmore & Alabaster, 1862 - 48 páginas
The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina by John Andrew Jackson, first published in 1862, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.
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I had five brothers and five sisters . Of these , two brothers and two sisters were
dead when I left the plantation . My earliest recollection was of my mistress ,
whom I feared above all persons , as she used every means in her power to spite
One day , as she was returning from a walk in the garden , she saw my youngest
brother , William , walking in the yard , and , from pure mischief , she picked some
horse nettles , and , coming up to him , ( he was quite naked ) began to sting ...
Of Robert , the next brother , I knew nothing , as he died when very young .
Thomas , the next , was , if possible , worse than James . He was also a member
of Mount Zion Chapel . He was articled to a lawyer . While studying the law , he
We will now pass on to Mack , the youngest brother , he was worsə than either of
the others , and was the one who kicked me when I was digging for hickory root .
He had not finished his schooling , before he was put to oversee his father ' s ...
Three brothers of the deceased , Alex Durant , Davy Durant , and Dr . Durant ,
believed that John Ashmore had murdered their brother , and they sued him for
the property . The lawsuit was progressing when I left , and some of the negroes ...