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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... from Washington to the “ Times ” of to - morrow , his favourite phrase : “ There '
s a good time coming , boys , Wait a little longer . ” The day of escape from
bondage will come to all , as it has to some ; and surely their cry will be heard ,
and the ...
This I heard from Old Bob , the carriage driver , who was his nurse till his death .
The following conversation I overheard when his father returned : - “ Wife , our
son is dead and gone to hell . ” “ Hush ! hush ! talking so before the niggers .
... and thereupon my mother and this woman went to fighting ; and when my
master heard of it , he tied my mother up and gave her ninety lashes , but did not
touch the other woman , ( called Nancy ) as she was his favourite ; and there was
Since my escape I heard of the death of my mother . My mistress had two
household gods , viz . , her bunch of keys , in which she manifested a peculiar
interest , and her brandy bottle , which she consulted with a frequency which was
Do not let the reader run away with the idea that there was any marriage
ceremony , for the poor slaves are debarred that privilege by the cruel hand of
their fellow - man . My master was exceedingly angry when he heard of my