Leaving his father's farm at nineteen years of age, he wandered westward to Wheeling, Virginia, where, during the next four years, he learned the trade of a saddler, and gained an insight into the cruelties and villainies of slaveholding — Wheeling being at that time a great thoroughfare for negro-traders and their prey on their route from Maryland and Virginia to the lower Mississippi.
Before he made Wheeling his home, he had spent some time at Mount Pleasant, Ohio, whither he returned after learning his trade, and remained there two years, during which he married a young womaHe then, after a long visit to his father in New Jersey, settled at St. Clairsville, Ohio, near Wheeling, and opened a shop, by which in four years he made about three thousand dollars above his expenlot as any man need be.
But the impression made on his mind by his experiences of Slavery in Wheeling could not be shaken off nor resisted.
In the year 1815, when twenty-six years of age, he organ
rsarge, U. S. Gunboat, blockades the Sumter at Gibraltar, 602.
Keitt, Lawrence M., of S. C., an abettor of the assault on Sumner, 299; in Secession Convention, 345.
Kelley, Col., of W. Va., in command of Camp Carlile, Ohio, 520; crosses to Wheeling, 522; is wounded at Philippi, 522; captures Romney, etc., 527.
Kelly, William, at Tweddle Hall, 388.
Kendall, Amos, to P. M. at Charleston, 129.
Kentucky, 17; slave population in 1790, 36; unanimously devoted to Jefferson, etc., 83; thes Message, 519; Federal troops enter the State; Porterfield's Address, 521; battle of Philippi, 521-2; of Rich Mountain. 522-3; Cheat Mountain, 523 ; Carnifex Ferry, 525; Guyandotte destroyed, 526; boundary between West and Old Virginia, 527.
Wheeling, Va, meeting and Convention at, 518.
Wheeling Intelligencer, The, citation from, 522.
Whitney, Eli, 53; early life, etc., 58-9; goes to Georgia, 60; invents the Cotton-Gin, 61; letter to Fulton, 65; his death.
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