He marries Sarah Tatum, 46.
His interest in Colored People, 47.
Charles Webster, 48.
Ben Jackson, 51.
Thomas Cooper, 55.
A Child Kidnapped, 66.
James Poovey, 73.
David Lea, 80.
The Slave Hunter, 80.
William Bachelor, 83.
Levin Smith, 88.
Etienne Lamaire, 91.
Samuel Johnson, 96.
Pierce Butler's Ben, 98.
Daniel Benson, 104.
The Quick-Witted Slave, 108.
James Davis, 112.
Mary Holliday, 116.
Thomas Harrison, 122.
James Lawler, 123.
William Anderson, 126.
Sarah Roach, 129.
Poor Amy, 137.
Slaveholders mollified, 145.
The United States Bond, 149.
The tender mercies of a Slaveholder, 157.
The Foreign Slave, 160.
The New-Jersey Slave, 164.
A Slave Hunter Defeated, 168.
Mary Morris, 173.
The Slave Mother, 176.
Colonel Ridgeley's Slave, 179.
The Disguised Slaveholder, 189.
The Slave of Dr. Rich, 192.
Morris, then living at his country seat called Cedar Grove, three miles from Philadelphia.
Being sent to the city soon after, on some business for his employer, he was attached by the marshall of the United States, on a writ De homine replegiando, at the suit of Mr. Butler, and two thousand dollars were demanded for bail.
The idea was probably entertained that so large an amount could not be procured, and thus Ben would again come into his master's possession.
But Isaac T. Hopper and Thomas Harrison signed the bail-bond, and Ben was again set at liberty, to await his trial before the Circuit Court of the United States.
Bushrod Washington, himself a slaveholder, presided in that court, and Mr. Butler was sanguine that he should succeed in having Judge Inskeep's decision reversed.
The case was brought in October, 1806, before Judges Bushrod Washington and Richard Peters.
It was ably argued by counsel on both sides.
The court discharged Ben, and he enjoyed his liberty thenceforth
the expenses of her trial.
In his efforts to protect the rights and redress the wrongs of colored people, Friend Hopper had a zealous and faithful ally in Thomas Harrison, also a member of the Society of Friends.
When recounting the adventures they had together, he used to say, That name excites pleasant emotions whenever it oke no exertions for their relief; but sympathy, like the apostle's faith, manifesting itself in works, and extending its influence to all within its reach.
Thomas Harrison as a lively, bustling man, with a roguish twinkle in his eye, and a humorous style of talking.
Some Friends, of more quiet temperaments than himself, thoughtity.
They reminded him that Mary sat still at the feet of Jesus, while Martha was troubled about many things.
All that is very well, replied Thomas; but Mary would have had a late breakfast, after all, if it had not been for Martha.
From among various anecdotes in which Friend Harrison's name occurs, I select the following:
avery, I should still be bound by every principle of honor not to betray the confidence reposed in me. But feeling as it is well known I do on that subject, I am surprised thou shouldst make such a proposition to me.
They then called upon Thomas Harrison, and tried to enlist him in their favor by repeating how well James had been treated, and how happy he was in slavery.
Friend Harrison replied, in his ironical way, O, I know very well that slaves sleep on feather beds, while their master'sHarrison replied, in his ironical way, O, I know very well that slaves sleep on feather beds, while their master's children sleep on straw; that they eat white bread, and their master's children eat brown.
But enclose ten acres with a high wall, plant it with Lombardy poplars and the most beautiful shrubbery, build a magnificent castle in the midst of it, give thee pen, ink, and paper, to write about the political elections in which thou art so much interested, load thee with the best of everything thy heart could desire, still I think thou wouldst want to get out beyond the wall.
The master, being unab
earch of them, Ennells called upon Isaac T. Hopper and Thomas Harrison, and offered to sell them very cheap if they would huupon Isaac T. Hopper for advice.
He informed him that Thomas Harrison had bought him and his companions, and told him he hadfind the other two, and go and make a bargain with Friend Harrison concerning the payment.
He called accordingly, and offerptly, and he could not ascertain where they had gone.
Thomas Harrison said to him, Perhaps thou art not aware that thou hastenture had expired, he called upon his old benefactor, Thomas Harrison.
After renewing his grateful acknowledgments for the ves.
Being answered in the negative, he replied, Well, Mr. Harrison, you paid two hundred and fifty dollars for us, and you balance.
exclaimed Thomas Harrison.
Go about thy business.
Thou hast paid thy share, a
The two other fugitives were never heard of, and Friend Harrison of course lost one hundred and twenty-five dollars. Willi
ight be sold into slavery, he called upon M. Bouilla to inquire whither she was going.
As soon as he made known his business, the door was unceremoniously slammed in his face and locked.
A note was then sent to the Frenchman, asking for a friendly interview; but he returned a verbal answer.
Tell Mr. Hopper to mind his own business.
Considering it his business to protect an abused child, he applied to a magistrate for a warrant, and proceeded to the house, accompanied by his friend Thomas Harrison and a constable.
As soon as they entered the door, M. Bouilla ran up-stairs, and arming himself with a gun, threatened to shoot whoever advanced toward him. Being blind, however, he could only point the gun at random in the direction of their voices, or of any noise which might reach his ear. The officer refused to attempt his arrest under such peril; saying, he was under no obligation to risk his life.
Friend Hopper expostulated with the Frenchman, explained the nature of their erran
om the South, attended as witnesses.
Isaac T. Hopper also attended, with his trusty friend Thomas Harrison.
When the witnesses were examined, her case appeared utterly hopeless; and in private convto advance one hundred dollars toward purchasing her freedom.
But when Isaac T. Hopper and Thomas Harrison attempted to negotiate with the claimant for that purpose, he treated all their offers withned till the next day, that there might be further opportunity to inquire into it; adding, Thomas Harrison and myself will be responsible to the United States for this woman's appearance to-morrow.
de no objection to the proposed arrangement.
It was accordingly entered on the docket that Thomas Harrison and Isaac T. Hopper were bound to the United States, in the sum of one thousand dollars, torate, he chuckled inwardly and marched out of the office.
If there was a flaw in anything, Thomas Harrison had a jocose way of saying, There is a hole in the ballad.
As they went into the street to