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Arrival at Norfolk—Frederick and Maria—Arthur, the Freeman—Appointed Steward—Jim, Cuffee, and Jenny—The Storm—Bahama Banks—The Calm—The Conspiracy—The Long Boat—The Small-Pox—Death of Robert—Manning, the Sailor—The Meeting in the Forecastle—The Letter— Arrival At New-Orleans—Arthur's Rescue—Theophilus Free- man, the Consignee—Platt—First Night in the New-Orleans Slave Pen, . Anne still holds in grateful remembrance the exceeding kindness and the excellent counsels of that good man.
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Labors on Sugar Plantations—The Mode of Planting Cane— of Hoeing Cane—Cane Ricks—Cutting Cane—Description of the Cane Knife—Winrowing—Preparing for Succeeding Crops—Description of Hawkins' Sugar Mill on Bayou Boeuf —The Christmas Holidays—The Carnival Season of the Children of Bondage—The Christmas Supper—Red, the Favorite Color—The Violin, and the Consolation it Afforded— The Christmas Dance—Lively, the Coquette—Sam Roberts, and his Rivals—Slave Songs—Southern Life as it is—Three Days in the Year—The System of Marriage—Uncle Abram's Contempt of Matrimony, . Sometime after my father's liberation, he removed to the town of Minerva, Essex county, N.
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The electronic edition is a part of the UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South. It was also occupied by Burgoyne in 1777, being situated near the old Fort on the left bank of the Hudson.
Any hyphens occurring in line breaks have been removed, and the trailing part of a word has been joined to the preceding line. The two Strangers—The Circus Company—Departure from Saratoga—Ventriloquism and Legerdemain—Journey to New York—Free Papers—Brown and Hamilton—The haste to reach the Circus—Arrival in Washington—Funeral of Harrison—The Sudden Sickness—The Torment of Thirst—The Receding Light—Insensibility—Chains and Darkness, . During the winter I was employed with others repairing the Champlain Canal, on that section over which William Van Nortwick was superintendent.
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