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James Redpath, The Roving Editor: or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States. 7 1 Browse Search
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Every tree, without exception, is covered with foliage; grass is a foot high, and in some places two or three feet. Every grove is vocal with birds. An absentee farm. Further on--three miles and a half from Alexandria — is the farm of Mr. David Barber, of New York, an absentee proprietor, which is rented from year to year, by Mr. Lee.some, a Virginian, who was also the agent, I ascertained, to sell it to the highest or the earliest bidder. After mature reflection, I concluded that it mery insurmountable obstacle that would have been to a Yankee--a good swamp near at hand, and a chance to double his profits-but declined because water was n't quite handy! Farming in Virginia. He said he had only a rent from year to year; Mr. Barber would n't give him a lease, because he calculated to sell it, and only allowed him to cultivate twenty-five acres a year, in this order — corn, oats, clover, pasture. The swamp was valuable, but the farm was n't fenced near the railroad, or
mpte made a violent partisan speech to the Grand Jury (reported by Mr. Leggett, who was one of them), in which he earnestly urged the conviction of the Topeka Free-State officers for high treason, but uttered not a syllable about the murderers of Barber and other Northern martyrs. This jury was packed by Sheriff Jones--thirteen pro-slavery to three Free-State men. The jury became a caucus, the pro-slavery members making abusive speeches against all the Free-State leaders as Massachusetts pauperas going homeward with his brother and two neighbors. He was pursued, shot at, and fell from his horse a pale, bleeding corpse. I hit him; you ought to have seen the dust fly, said an office-holder, speaking of the murder. The murdered man was Barber; the office-holder Clark. For so meritorious a servant of the Slave Power one lucrative office did not suffice. His brother-in-law (a person who can neither read nor write) was appointed to a high position in the Land Office at Fort Scott--the