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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Tuet us but think of our sisters , our wives , our children , and thank God with them
, that “ I was not born a little slave , To labour in the sun ; To wish I was but in my
grave , And all my labour done . ” Many an English reader , knowing that every ...
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
... and by that means my brother William effected his escape . When William got
home , he was covered with large lumps all over his body . When she was
married she had my sister whipped to death . The circumstances were as follows
: My ...
... sister Rose was married to March , before she came on our plantation . 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
... murdered my sister Bella , as related elsewhere . 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 ...