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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
			

6         LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.

I remained there one year before returning to Ohio.
  At the close of my year's labor an episode occured
which  created  great  excitement  in the  vicinity.
There was at that time a dozen or more colored men
about there who had taken "French leave" of their
old masters and were at work for the farmers. One
day as I was hitching up the horses after dinner to
resume my work, I suddenly discovered a group of
horsemen (13) in number, whom I recognized as
slave holders by the broad-brim hats they wore.
  I at once apprised Mr. Marshall, and turning over
the team to him, started on a run to notify the
colored boys of their danger. The cavalcade spurred
after me with cries of "stop him," "stop him," but I
turned into a ravine and eluded them, and gave the
alarm which soon brought together a squad of eight
persons, two of whom were white. Some had shot-
guns and others clubs, while the slaveholders were
armed with Colts revolvers. When they came up a
parley occured during which some hot talk ensued,
our party ordering the others to leave or take the
contents of the guns, as such as they, were not
wanted in Pennsylvania, nor anywhere else for that
matter. They finally left, and as they rode away one
of our party fired his gun into the air which greatly
hastened the speed of the retiring party, who were
not heard of again.
  Squire Marshall inserted a notice in the papers
warning them that, if they came again, they would




			
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