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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.

liberty for the slave.  Our journey from Ashtabula
to Cleveland was everything that could be desired,
but from there on to Detroit the going was worse
than bad, but notwithstanding all this hardship ar-
rayed against us we reached Detroit wharf safe and
then our next move was to go up to the ferry and
cross over to Canada.  And we were not very long
about it I assure you.
   We carried our trunks up to the ferry, and when
we got there the ferry was gone to the Canada side
and we stood on the dock until the boat returned, and
at that epoch, whom should we behold, but H.
Bidds, a friend standing and looking, at our side,
ready if necessary to render us any aid that the oc-
casion might require, but fortunately we were well
fortified, for the good old Canadian ferry boat was
in her place at the proper time without fail, and be-
sides this we looked so much like men of business
that we were not suspected of being runaway slaves,
and another thing which was favorable to us was
that we arrived there on Sunday and the most expert
men-hunters were at church and could not serve God
and Mammon both at the same time.
  George and I have got into business the same day
that we arrived here.  We are to work for a man who
owns a steam mill for ($10) per month now and ($12)
after a while.
  The mill is a quarter of a mile from Lake St.
Claire, situated on a low spot of ground at the edge




			
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