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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.               7

meet with a warm reception, and hospitable graves.
This ended the last raid of the slave-holding, slave-
catching cohorts to that station of the underground
railroad.
  On coming back in 1847 I found that Mr. Garlick
had moved to Dorset, where he owned some seven
hundred acres of land not far from the center, south-
west. I again became a member of his household
and engaged in work in the dairy and about the farm.
I attempted to attend school but Squire Laribee
and F.S. Hollister objected and I returned to the old
school at West Andover, working for my board at
Jothan Bailey's.
  In the fall of 1847 I went to Oberlin to attend
school on the recommendation of Reverend N. T.
Chamberlain, of the West Andover Congregational
church, which proved of great help to me. I be
came one of a class of sixty or seventy colored boys
in "Liberty Hall" as it was then called.  Was pre-
vented from attending a portion of the time by sick-
ness--returned to Mr. Garlick's the following spring
by stage via Elyria, Cleveland, Painesville, Ashtabula
and Jefferson from which point I "footed it" home.
  The year previous to this I made a visit to my
brothers in Pa., who were then living at Squire Mar-
shall's in Allegheny County. I also found ten of my
race who had run away from their masters in Hardy
Co., West Va., in answer to a letter I had written them.
They were all comfortably situated, having obtained




			
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