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Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The two young offenders. (search)
ng, and as he was very kindly treated, they supposed he would have no wish for freedom. But Isaac Jackson, one of the committee, a very benevolent and conscientious man, had a strong impression on h too feeble to labor for his own support, and therefore freedom would be of no value to him. Isaac Jackson replied, He labored for thee without wages, while he had strength, and it is thy duty to supy him or his heirs. When the papers were prepared the slave was called into the parlor, and Isaac Jackson inquired, Would'st thou like to be free? He promptly answered that he should. The Friend sProvidence has been kind to me thus far; and I am willing to trust him the rest of my life. Isaac Jackson then held up the papers and said, Thou art a free man. Thy master has manumitted thee, and p and contented, that no one supposed freedom was of great importance to him. But, as honest Isaac Jackson observed, he alone was competent to decide that question. Quakers consider the inward lig
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be readily understood. The number of slaves held by members of the Society was very large. Isaac Jackson, in his report of his labors among slave-holders in a single Quarterly Meeting, states that ree to take measures for freeing their slaves. An incident occurred during this visit of Isaac Jackson which impressed him deeply. On the last evening, just as he was about to turn homeward, he ll cared for. It was a case which it was thought might well be left to take care of itself. Isaac Jackson, sitting in silence, did not feel his mind quite satisfied; and as the evening wore away, feime, it would make no difference in their relations, as the old man was perfectly happy. At Isaac Jackson's request the slave was called in and seated before them. His form was nearly double, his tthful to duty, that on his death-bed this affecting scene was vividly revived in the mind of Isaac Jackson. At that supreme moment, when all other pictures of time were fading out, that old face, fu