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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.             25

to do, but we have to do as we can. When we came
to Michigan our finances were pretty low and have
remained about that way ever since.  We manage to
get a good living for ourselves, wife and I, George
and Louise.  One son aged 18 and daughter aged 16
years.
  Our children are attending school and are in the
8th and 9th grades. Have come up to these grades
from the beginning.  We have a good graded school,
the graduates of which are eligible to an entrance to
any college without examinations. Our son graduates
next year and our daughter two years later. We in-
tend they shall finish here and we hope to send them
to college.  Our boy has not missed a day this school
year so far, and our girl only a few on account of ill-
ness. When the weather is bad I drive to and from
town with them.  We are about one and one-fourth
miles from the school building, but only one-half mile
outside the city limits.  Can see the school building
from our house, Petosky, a city of four or five thous-
and, and six miles from us across the bay, Bay View,
a summer resort about the same distance also across
the bay. The large steamers Northland and North-
west and many other craft, as they go to and from
our harbor away on to Lake Michigan, many miles, in
fact we have a glorious view from our place now.
When we first came here, the only way we could see
out was up towards the sky, on account of the thick
woods that surrounded us.




			
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