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Manuel. Manuel was an active, intelligent slave in North Carolina. His master, Mr. Joseph Spear, a tar manufacturer, employed him to transport tar, and other produce of the place, down Tar river to Tarborough. After laboring several years for another's benefit, Manuel began to feel anxious to derive some advantage from his
ion could be obtained.
It happened that a friend of Isaac T. Hopper was going to North Carolina.
He agreed to see the master and ascertain what could be done.
Mr. Spear never expected to hear from his slave again, and the proposition to buy him after so many years had elapsed, seemed like finding a sum of money.
He readily agr urious Samuel related the whole story of his escape, and of his subsequent struggles; concluding the whole by expressing an earnest wish to find his children.
Mr. Spear had sold them, some years before, to a man in South Carolina; and thither the father went in search of them.
On arriving at the designated place, he found they