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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
			

14        LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.

  It is said that a man is never too old to learn, and
I believe it, for if I had not taken the trip to Pier-
pont I surely would not have learned what I know
now about the folks that I met during my stay in that
town. Meetings were going on in the different
churches during my stay which gave it the appear-
ance of a town of good habits. On the night of my
arrival, I staid with a gentleman, Mr Volney
Wilson whom I have known from his boyhood days.
He looks the picture of health and acts as young as a
man of twenty-five years.  He has a nice young wife
who does her part to make life pass off pleasantly
during the dull time that we are having now in this
once prosperous country.
  Mr. Wilson has a good farm and has some nice
boys and girls to help him cultivate the land and grow
rich  thereon.   He is a  millman and a good one.
  For forty years I have been acquainted with H.
Morduff, who resides east of the center of Pierpont
on a nice small farm, well watered and very produc-
tive. He has one of the finest orchard of apple trees
on the place that I ever saw.  In order to fully satisfy
any good man or woman who has former acquaintance
with the Morduff family, they want to visit them af-
ter a number of years absence and then they will ap-
preciate seeing them more and can talk over more
haps and mishaps than they ever talked before, for
they never forget anything in the world.
  We talked about Mr. A.K. Garlick, who wore, the




			
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