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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
			

 20       LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.

as I suppose you are anxious to hear immediately I
will forward this at once.
                  Yours respectfully,
                               SILAS BILLINGS.


                            AUGUST 27, 1899.
MR. CHAS. GARLICK,
     My dear old friend:  I have really been very
slow in answering your good letters,  and too after
your sending pictures of the old farm house and
yourself, where you and I did such good work.
You know I staid home from school two summers and
made such fine cheese 12 ton one year, wasn't it
Charley, with your help I made?
  Our family is nearly all gone, Joseph, Mary, Sher-
man, Laurence, Smith, Martha and now Eliza is very
sick. We know she can't live long. She was
pleased with your letter. Now for two weeks she
has eaten but little and is getting very weak.  Two
bad, we shall miss her so much     You must tell the
good  friends, Jane, Mary, Addison and the Dean
girls about dear Eliza.  They will be sorry to know.
  My  love to them and very kind remembrance to
you from both,
                     LIB AND ELIZA EDWARDS.
  P. S. I am thinking I have not written you since
Mr  Loomis died, May  5th last.  He was a sufferer
for years.  At last said he was so tired he was glad




			
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