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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The cwt . of cotton was worth fourteen dollars , or about £2 18s . 4d . in English
money , and the gallon of whisky was worth one dollar , or about 4s . 2d . ; but the
slaves did not know this , and so they were cheated . Others who brought a half ...
He asked me what I would take for them , and he told me he would give me
twenty dollars . We killed some out of the drove , and for those which were left he
offered me thirteen dollars ; but I did not sell them for a long time because I knew
So I joined a gang of negroes working on the wharfs , and received a dollar - and
- a - quarter per day , without ... Those negroes have to maintain themselves , and
clothe themselves , and pay their masters two - and - a - half dollars per week ...
I then found I had over ten dollars left of what I had earned . I then went to the
wharf early in the morning with my cloak on , and underneath all my rattletraps . A
few days previously , I had enquired of a mulatto negro , for a vessel bound for ...
... turning the splitting machine , until I had saved one hundred dollars . Since my
escape I have saved about one thousand dollars of my own earnings , for the
purpose of purchasing my relatives . I was in correspondence with some