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
My mistress also had four sons , James , Robert , Thomas , and Mack . James
English , a member of Brick Church , was as bad as any of them ; he was married
when I was little . I worked on his plantation once , driving oxen , and I will relate ...
... 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 my mistress looking on
and saying ...
Now , the example was to be made of Old Peter , the favourite slave of my
mistress . He cut his back with a lash in which wire was interwoven . That evening
, old Peter went to the house , and told his mistress that Burl Quiney had cut his
... her mistress , and told her to come and stop Burl Quiney from beating papa ;
and as she was coming , the slaves cried out to her , “ Come on quickly , missus ;
Burl Quiney is going to kill Uncle Peter ! ” She answered , “ What can I do ? go ...