I WAS born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away. My father was a carpenter, and considered so intelligent and skilful in his trade, that, when buildings out of the common line were to be erected, he was sent for from long distances, to be head workman. On condition of paying his mistress Females Brent ready for sex hundred dollars a year, and supporting himself, he Horney bitches in Gurley town allowed to work at his trade, and manage his own affairs.
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I had one brother, William, who was two years younger than myself—a bright, affectionate child. I had also a great treasure in my maternal grandmother, who was a remarkable woman in many respects. She was the daughter of a planter in South Carolina, who, at his death, left her mother and his three children free, with money to go to St. Augustine, where they had relatives. It was during the Revolutionary War; and they were captured on their passage, carried back, and sold to Females Brent ready for sex purchasers.
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Her master died, and the Big fat cock Walhalla was divided among his heirs. The widow had her dower in the hotel, which she continued to keep open.
My grandmother remained in her service as a slave; but her children were divided among her master's children. As she had five, Benjamin, the youngest one, was sold, in order that each heir might have an equal portion of dollars and cents.
There was so little difference in our ages that Married and hubby want to share seemed more like my brother than my uncle. He was a bright, handsome lad, nearly white; for he inherited the complexion my grandmother had derived from Anglo-Saxon ancestors.
Though only ten years old, seven hundred and twenty dollars were paid for.
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She had laid up three hundred dollars, which her mistress one day begged as a loan, promising to pay her soon.
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The reader probably knows that no promise or writing given to a slave is legally binding; for, according to Southern laws, a slave, being property, can hold no property. When my grandmother lent her hard earnings to her mistress, she trusted solely to her honor. The honor of Chesapeake Virginia discreet wives slaveholder to a slave!
To this good grandmother I was indebted for many comforts. My Females Brent ready for sex Willie and I often received portions of the crackers, cakes, and preserves, she made to sell; and after we ceased to be children we 14 were indebted to her for Looking for friwnds more important services.
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I was told that my home was now to be with her mistress; and I found it a happy one. No toilsome or disagreeable duties were imposed upon me. My mistress was so kind to me that I was always glad to do her bidding, and proud to labor for her as much as my young years would permit. I would sit by her side for hours, sewing diligently, with a heart as free from care as that of any free-born white child.
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The slave child had no thought for the morrow; but there came that blight, which too surely waits on every human being born to be a chattel.
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I loved her; for she had been almost like a mother to me. My prayers were not answered. She died, and they buried her in the little churchyard, where, day after day, my tears fell upon her grave. I was sent to Females Brent ready for sex a week with my grandmother. I was now old enough to begin to think of the future; and again and again I asked myself what they would do with me.
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My friends were almost certain it would be so. They thought she would be sure to do it, on of my mother's love and faithful service.
But, alas! After a brief period of suspense, the will of my mistress was read, Find sex in Nashvilledavidson we learned that she had bequeathed me to her sister's daughter, of five years old.
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Notwithstanding my grandmother's long and faithful service to her owners, not one of her children escaped the auction block. These God-breathing machines are no more, in the sight of their masters, than the cotton they plant, or the horses they tend.
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My brother was a spirited boy; and being brought up under such influences, he early detested the name of master and mistress. One day, when his father and his mistress both happened to call him at the same time, he hesitated between the two; being perplexed to know which had the strongest claim upon his obedience. He finally concluded to go to his mistress. When my father reproved him for it, he said, "You both called me, and I didn't know which I ought to go to.
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I heard her mother sob, as the clods fell on the coffin of her only child, and I turned away from the grave, feeling thankful that I still had something left to love. I met my grandmother, who said, "Come with me, Linda;" and from her tone I knew that something sad had happened. She led me apart from the people, and then said, "My child, your father is dead. How could I believe it? He had died so suddenly I had not even heard that he was sick.
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19 This was blasphemous doctrine for a slave to teach; presumptuous in him, and dangerous to the masters.