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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.             19

doorway," but no one to welcome you in, as in days
of yore as you well knew you were always welcome.
I missed the shrubbery and trees that were once
there, and the climbing roses nearly covering the
house. But they have all passed away as well as
most of the family.  But Charley it will not be many
years before we shall join them in a higher and bet-
ter life.
  How much you must think of the house that was
formerly occupied by Mr. Coleman. I am so glad
you have the photograph. I hope I may see it some-
time. I have just finished a letter to Lucia Case. I
suppose you saw them when in Andover.
  Whenever you can make us a visit, we shall all
be glad to see you. Remember me to all the friends.
                     Your friends,
                    MR. AND MRS. E.S. KING.


   MORGANTOWN, MONONGALIA CO., VIRGINIA,
                              OCT. 18, 1849.
    Dear Sir: Yours arrived a few days since. I
take this opportunity of making a reply. I have
made inquiry of persons who I suppose would be able
to give the information you desire.  I understand
your mother lived with Mr. Raymond, of Fairmount,
Marion Co., Virginia, 18 miles above Morgantown.
  I am not able to go out now and make inquiry
about the rest of your friends as it is very rainy, and




			
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