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James Redpath, The Roving Editor: or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States. 8 0 Browse Search
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o my questions, sometimes slaves has got two names, and sometimes only one. My fader belonged to a widow woman, named Lucy Roberts. I knowed him as well as I know dat candle. This conversation occurred in a house occupied partly by colored people, during candle light. Dat's how I came to be called Roberts, he said, he took her name. After I left Roberts I belonged to Richardson. I was about six years old when I went to Mr. Richardson. I was a present from Roberts to him; dat's how I Roberts I belonged to Richardson. I was about six years old when I went to Mr. Richardson. I was a present from Roberts to him; dat's how I came to belong to him. I stayed wid him till ‘bout two years since — not quite two years; it's not two years till May. Den I was sold to dis ole man, my boss now. It is unnecessary to say dat dis ole man, my boss now, was not present at this nocRoberts to him; dat's how I came to belong to him. I stayed wid him till ‘bout two years since — not quite two years; it's not two years till May. Den I was sold to dis ole man, my boss now. It is unnecessary to say dat dis ole man, my boss now, was not present at this nocturnal meeting of Southern colored and Northern un-colored woolly-heads. What sort of a boss is he? I inquired. The answer was brief enough and as bitter as brief: He's de meanest ole scamp goina. Are the colored people of your acqua