The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina
Passmore & Alabaster, 1862 - 48 páginas
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At that time , his son West was overseer and whipping the negroes for his father .
At the time I left slavery he often whipped the slaves severely . In the Southern
States of America , any negro found out at night after nine o ' clock , without a
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
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 by any overseer that had ever been there . She said
The jury returned the following verdict : “ Burl Quiney , overseer to . Mr . English ,
did wilfully cause the death of the deceased by whipping with the cowhide . ” But
Burl Quiney answered , “ Yes , gentlemen , but Mrs . English was the cause of it .
... my corn , ” said she ; “ I will order Ransom Player ( the overseer ) to give him
one hundred lashes and kill all his hogs , the unlawful rascal . ” He killed one ,
but I 18 MY EXPERIENCE AS A SLAVE .