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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This scene was repeated twice , but James English at length bought him ; and he
went towards the plantation till within three miles of it , when the negroes of
another plantatian again told him that there was not a worse master in the whole
His father bought him a plantation five miles from his own , and gave him another
slave girl as a nurse for his boy . The boy was very cross , and his mother
asserted that the girl pinched the baby , which was not true . This girl was
About this time , I fell in love with a slave girl named Louisa , who belonged to a
Mrs . Wells , whose plantation was about a mile off . Mrs . Wells was a
comparatively kind mistress . Shortly after , I married Louisa . Do not let the
reader run away ...
I went eight miles further , to Mr . Shipman ' s hotel , where one Jessie Brown ,
who hired me of my master , had often stopped . I stayed there until midnight ,
when I got my pony and prepared to start . This roused Mr . Shipman ' s
He ordered Abraham not to go up to see his wife any more ; but Abraham loved
his wife too much to be parted from her in that manner , so he went fifteen long
miles once every fortnight , on the Saturday night , for the MY ESCAPE . 29.