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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
			

10       LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.

on duty at Fort Pickering, at Memphis, Tenn. Re-
mained there until May  27, 1865  when I was dis-
charged and came home at once. Found many things
changed during my year's absence at the "front".
Mr. Edwards had disposed of the old farm in Dorset
and was engaged in the grocery business on Main St.
in Ashtabula, not far from the Fisk House. He gave
me a place at his fireside and I remained with him
until 1870. He then moved to Austinburg and I
came to live with Judge J. A. Giddings, who then
occupied the old Giddings house at the corner of
Chestnut and Walnut Sts., in Jefferson.
  Six years later the old family mansion was entirely
destroyed by fire, and with it all of my earthly pos-
sessions. Since then I have made my headquarters
with the Giddings family, and these lines are written
in the little office so long occupied by that staunch
friend of the colored man, Hon. Joshua R. Giddings.
  Of my immediate family I can only say that since
they left the South, they have become widely sep
arated. My mother, however, died in 1893 at my
sisters, Mrs. Leathe Lewis, at Smithfield, Fayette Co.,
Pa. Mother was then 103 years old. One brother
and one sister I never saw again after we parted in
Virginia and have no idea where the former disap-
peared to.  I  have now  living, one sister Leathe
(Mrs. Lewis) and two brothers, Oscar D. Bogguess
and Richard Bogguess, who it will be seen still retain




			
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