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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Mack English , having turned a wishful eye on Rose , wrapped himself up in his
big cloak , and went to the nigger - house in the night , and called a slave named
Esau , and told him to tell Rose 12 MY EXPERIENCE AS A SLAVE .
Hush ! hush ! talking so before the niggers . ” “ Well , he is , he died cursing and
swearing . ” Just then , Mack ' s playmate , named Davey Wilson , entered and
inquired for him . “ Your playmate is dead and gone to hell , ” was the answer he
This method of getting rich is very common among the slaveholders of South
Carolina . He afterwards became very rich , and owned two plantations , where
he hired different overseers to whip his niggers , and he himself whipped them
There was a nigger - driver named Old Peter . Mrs . English told Burl Quiney that
he should give the first slave that he took up to whip , a pretty good hiding to
scare the whole plantation , for that they were a set of niggers never conquered
The task of Old Peter , the nigger . driver , was to see that all the negroes had
their proper tasks . When Burl Quiney rode along , he noticed one of the females
and said , “ Peggy , you shall not do so much work as the rest of the girls to - day .