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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
			

          THE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.           11

the name given them by their Virginia master. They
both live in Youngstown, Ohio.
  Of myself, I can only express gratitude that I have
been allowed to live to see the downfall of the ac-
cursed institution of human slavery in our glorious
country and to see the countrymen of my race, many
of them taking such advanced positions in national af-
fairs, to see them given the advantages of schools
and colleges and become thus fitted for greater use-
fulness to themselves and their race.
  In 1847 I returned to A. K. Garlick's in Millsford,
now called Dorset, and I was there most of the time
until 1852 the year that he died.  I then went to live
with his brother-in-law, Mr. T.S. Edwards, who
lived in the old log house on the plank road in Dor-
set. He kept the gate awhile and took toll from
passengers who went through. Mr. Edwards lived in
Dorset until about the year of '64 and he then moved
to Ashtabula and went into the grocery business
with E.R. Williams. After running this business a
few years he sold out and bought a farm in Austin-
burg, which he later sold and went to Michigan when
he made himself rich in the lumber business. He
has since died and left his three sons all well off.

             WINDSOR, CANADA, APRIL 5, 1853.
MR. HORACE LINDSLEY,
    SIR: I take this opportunity afforded me to let
you know the success of our journey to this land of




			
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