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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
			

 26        LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.

   We have lots of Indians here now, but not so many
 as when we first came. They are peaceable and quiet
as white folks, except when they get filled up with
firewater.
   The first white man came here in 1864, almost 25
years ago and started a mission, but it is only about
30 years since the land was opened up for settle-
ment. Until that time it was an Indian Reservation.
Uncle Sam gave every Indian 40 acres of land at that
time, but few of whom have any now.  Most of them
mortgaged their land and spent the money with the
saloon keepers. They mostly work as common la-
borers now when they are sober. The picture on our
letterhead is a birds'-eye view of Harbor Springs as
it appeared ten years ago. It is taken from the bluff
north of town and you are looking to the southeast as
you see it on this paper.
  Now then dear friend I would like to have you tell
me all you can of your birthplace, your early life,
prior to your living with us. What chance you had
for an education, the year of your birth and all that
you think would interest me. Hearing from you has
awakened an interest in you, and the old home, that
I have not experienced in a long time.
  Just received a letter from brother Joe.  All well
with him. Also one from Vi. Bushnell. Please re-
member us to the Giddings family and others who
may be interested, and believe me
              Your friend,      J.Q. LINDSLEY.   




			
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