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he would not work and said he was "secesh." They put him in the guard-house and kept him for three days on water. The fourth day the officer went and said, " Are you secesh yet?" The faithful old fellow, clapping his hands, said, "Blesa de Lord, Massa, I is secesh yet." They then took him up to the General's and put very large iron balls to his legs, and set him to splitting wood. Brother Alex, went by and saw him. It happened that the officer who was guarding him was the same who had searched our house and arrested brother. He was cursing the poor old negro dreadfully; said he ought to have a ball on his neck and one on both arms. The old fellow went on splitting, saying all the time, "Bless de Lord, Massa, any where you can put it. You can kill de body, but you can't kill de soul, and when dat gets to heaven it will be secesh yet." Brother called to the officer and said, "Halloa, Grant, is that what you call free dom? " Mother and John Godfrey M. were standing on the steps laug