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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
			
                CHAPTER V.

James Wilson Comes Along-Wants me to go with Him
  to Saulsbury, Tennessee, to Help Build a House for a
  Grocery-Store-Takes me Along with Him-Wilson
  Taken Sick-I Take Care of Him-He gets Well-
  I make another Attempt to Escape from Slavery-
  What Came of it.

  One day James Wilson came to Mr. Dansley's,
and said he had come for me to go with him to
Saulsbury, Tennessee, where he was going to
start a grocery, and that he wished my assistance
in erecting a building therefor. He informed me,
at the same time, that as soon as the building was
finished, I might return to Mr. Dansley and stay
with him as long as he wanted me. He had an-
other colored man with him, and desired to go
right away. All I had to do was to obey, so
without further ado I bade farewell to the people
of the plantation, and went with Wilson. The
parting made me feel sad, for a time.
  The word grocery, as applied in the South,
has a far different meaning than that intended




			
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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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