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Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South
			
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    read and write-What came of it-Mount that
    mule or I'll shoot you-I mounted the mule-
    A start for the railroad to work-I dismount
    and take to the woods-I owe allegiance to God
    and my country only.                            32


                  CHAPTER III.


Caught, tried, and taken back home to James Wil-
    son-My mistress saves me from being whipped
    -I go to the railroad and work one month pre-
    cisely-Go back home-Wilson surprised-Left
    the railroad at 3 o'clock A. M.--Did not want
    to disturb Leadbitter's rest-Sent to Memphis
    with a load of cotton-Afraid of the slave-pens
    and slave-auction-Start for home-Not sold-
    Pray, sing, and shout--Get home and ordered
    to hire myself out.     -    -     -           46


                  CHAPTER IV.


Start out on my travels to hunt a new master-Find
    Mr. Dansley-Hire to him-Thirty dollars per




			
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