wners in adopting their entitles, as they call their surnames, but always that of some former master, and they go as far back as possible.
It was the name of the actual owner that distinguished them in slavery, and I suppose they wish to throw off that badge of servitude.
Then, too, they have their notions of family pride.
All these changes are very sad to me, in spite of their comic side.
There will soon be no more old mammies and daddies, no more old uncles and aunties.
Instead of maum Judy and uncle Jacob, we shall have our Mrs. Ampey Tatoms, and our Mr. Lewis Williamses.
The sweet ties that bound our old family servants to us will be broken and replaced with envy and ill-will.
I am determined it shall not be so with ours, unless they do something to forfeit my respect.
Father befriends his men in every possible way. When they fail to get work elsewhere, he tells them they can always come to him and he will give them food and shelter till they can do better.
He tries to fi