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Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, Contents. (search)
he leaves Home, 28. Mischievous Trick at the Cider Barrel, 28. He nearly harpoons his Uncle, 29. He nearly kills a Fellow Apprentice, 29. Adventure with a young Woman, 31. His first Slave Case, 33. His Youthful Love for Sarah Tatum, 36. Nicholas Waln, 37. Mary Ridgeway, 38. William Savery, 38. His early Religious Experience, 43. Letter from Joseph Whitall, 44. He marries Sarah Tatum, 46. His interest in Colored People, 47. Charles Webster, 48. Ben Jackson, 51. Thomas Cooper, 55. A Child Kidnapped, 66. Wagelma, 70. James Poovey, 73. Romaine, 77. 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. Zeke, 133. Poor Amy, 137.
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, Ben Jackson. (search)
Ben Jackson. Ben was born a slave in Virginia. When he was about sixteen years old, his mind became excited on the subject of slavery. He could not reconcile it with the justice and goodness of the Creator, that one man should be born to toil for another without wages, to be driven about, and treated like a beast of the field. The older he grew, the more heavily did these considerations press upon him. At last, when he was about twenty-five years old, he resolved to gain his liberty, if possible. He left his master, and after encountering many difficulties, arrived in Philadelphia, where he let himself on board a vessel and went several voyages. When he was thirty years of age, he married, and was employed as a coachman by Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He lived with him two years; and when he left, Dr. Rush gave him a paper certifying that he was a free man, honest, sober, and capable. In 1799, his master came to Philadelphia,