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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
			
94          BIOGRAPHY OF A SLAVE.
and thereby compel my master to send me to a
slave-market to be sold.
  Hines concocted various tales and reported
them to Mr. Thompson, relating to my alleged
insubordination, laziness, refusal to work, etc.,
but all to no effect. Finally he told my master
that I was so disobedient that the rest of the
slaves were affected by my conduct, and that I
would ruin all the slaves on the plantation unless
severe means were used to conquer me.
  My master informed Hines, after hearing his
story, that Jack, a fellow-servant of mine in my
younger days, had killed Prince, another fellow-
servant, on Wilson's plantation, several years
before; that I might be imbued with the same
spirit; and that if he undertook to chastise me he
might meet with the same fate of Prince.
  This murder occurred after I had been sold
by Wilson to Thompson, but being permitted to
return to Wilson's plantation once a year to visit
and preach to my old flock, I learned the facts re-
garding the matter.
  Jack belonged to a neighbor of Wilson's by the
name of Scott, and having done something dis-
pleasing to Scott he wished to tie him up and
whip him. Jack refused to be whipped by Scott
or any one else, when Prince was called upon by
his master (Scott) to help him secure Jack. Prince




			
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