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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.              15

first long whiskers in the county and said that he would
not cut them until all of the slaves were freed. I
also called at another place during my tour of inspec-
tion, which highly gratified me while I was among al-
most entire strangers.
  I know that my time is not very much longer
among you and I bid you all God speed in all good
work.
                                  C. A. GARLICK.


              FRIENDLY LETTERS.
                   STREATOR, ILL, May 23, 1899.
MR. CHAS. A. GARLICK,
     DEAR SIR: Upon returning from an absence of
ten days from home, I found yours of the 5th. inst.,
and in reply would say that your letter was a re-
minder of the days when colored men had to flee
from the United States in order to get their freedom.
  I remember, you well and am glad to know that
you are working to supply your own wants. It is a
great blessing to be able to labor for oneself and not
be obliged to hand ones honest earnings to some-
body else. With freedom and good health, men
both black and white, can in this country snap their
fingers at want and defy poverty. Misfortunes that
are unavoidable will sometimes come in spite of every
effort, but in such cases neighbors acquainted with all
the facts, will help the truly unfortunate.




			
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