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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
			
64           BIOGRAPHY OF A SLAVE.
the matter entirely with me; and, after trial, I
found my rules were not sufficiently stringent,
and that if I expected to successfully "carry on"
that farm I would have to make rules with pen-
alties attached, the men I had to deal with caring
little or nothing for mild, persuasive laws. I
therefore drew up the following rules, and pre-
sented them to Mr. Dansley, and requested him
to make them stipulations in the contracts of hire
with his men.  He approved them, and acceded
to my request.
  1. Quarreling and using vulgar and profane
language is strictly forbidden on the farm, and
any hand or hands violating this rule shall
be discharged or corrected, in the discretion of
the superintendent.
  2. Obedience to the just orders of the super-
intendent is essential to the profitable conduct
of the farm; therefore, disobedience to the orders
of the superintendent shall be followed by the
discharge of the hand or hands so offending, or
his or their correction, in the discretion of the
superintendent.
  3. Each and every hand hereby binds himself
to obey the just orders of the superintendent
and the rules herein established, and upon the
discharge of any hand or hands, by the super-
intendent, one month's wages shall be forfeited.




			
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