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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.              17

Sarah are  living; the  first a widow, lives in Zelie-
nople; she has two sons, one a minister, the other
in the oil business   My brothers David and Thomas
live at Mars (Mars is at Parks Mills).  Thomas  is
rich and David is in comfortable circumstances.  His
wife is dead and a daughter keeps house for him.
My youngest brother Samuel, born in 1848, I suppose
you don't remember, died five years ago, well off and
left no children. I went to school, studied law and
was married in 1859.  We  had  but  one child, a
daughter who is still at home.
  I do not practice, the grippe destroyed my eyes so
that I cannot see to work at the law.  I have a farm
about one mile from the court house, of 70 acres, on
which we live and are comfortable.
  My uncle, Mr. Gilliland, died in 1864, and his wife
died about four years ago.  Some of the children live
on the old place.
  The Stoolfires and Gillespies are all dead except
Mrs. Gillespie, who lives on the old place. There are
none of the people you know living now in that sec-
tion. What year did you leave that section and
where did you go?  I recollect Sanders; but I had
forgotten the name.  Thomas Bogguess died within
six or seven years.
  Were you the one that broke jail with him when
you escaped from Virginia?  I wish you would write
me the particulars of your escape with that of the rest
of your family.  Also, all you can remember about




			
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