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I will be thirty-nine next August. I belonged to Mr. William Campbell. I was raised in the same family as Lewis Clarke, who has written a book about his life. My master lived on Silver Creek, about eight miles from Richmond. He owned nineteen or twenty slaves. My mother belonged to him; my father to Mr. Barrett, who lived about three miles off. My mother was always the cook of the family. I lived in Kentucky till I was about fourteen years of age, when old master moved off to Clay county, Missouri, carrying my mother with him, and all her children, excepting Millar, who had been sold to one of Mr. Campbell's cousins. She had thirteen children at that time, and had one more in Missouri. One daughter died on the journey. A kind master. They parted my father and mother; but, when in Indiana, old master went back and bought him. He left us in charge of a son-in-law, and rejoined us with my father in Missouri. My poor mother! It seems to me too bad to talk about it. Y