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Life, Including His Escape and Struggle for Liberty, of Charles A. Garlick, Born a Slave in Old Virginia, Who Secured his Freedom by Running Away from his Master's Farm in 1843
			

         LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.             5

he addressed me as "Charley" and becoming known
as Charley Garlick, I, at my benefactors suggestion,
adopted this the name I have ever since borne.
About my first work at my new  home was grading
the lawn, and here I learned the northern way  of
driving oxen by the "Haw and Gee" method.  In
the South cattle are guided with a rope hitched to
one horn, and I presume no one even made a more
awkward spectacle than I did during my first efforts
with that lively team of young steers. I however,
conquered, and a creditable job was the result. I
did so well that I was next put to clearing up several
acres of land on the farm now owned by Dwight
Carpenter.
  In '46 Mr. Garlick and myself went East in search
of my brother, who we thought was in Butler County.
At Gurdy's Run near Pittsburg we encountered a
camp meeting, and here we soon found ourselves in
hot water. The impression obtained that Mr. Gar-
lick was a slave holder and was using me as a decoy
to obtain possession of my brothers, who were living
in the vicinity of Mr. Marshall's. We were both
made prisoners, but on Mr. Garlick's producing a pa-
per upon which was the name of Deacon Hubbard, of
Ashtabula, a lake terminus of the underground rail-
road, he was allowed to depart, they escorting him
from the camp ground to assure his going. I es-
caped the same night and made my way to Squire
Marshall's where I was delighted to find my brothers.




			
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