When he called, he found they had not yet risen from the table, on which were the remains of a roasted turkey, a variety of vegetables, and a decanter of wine.
smiled when Daniel
remarked, ‘I know master Perry loves a little brandy; but I did not like to get brandy; so I bought a quart of Mr. Morris
' best wine, and thought perhaps that would do instead.
I never drink anything but water myself.’
Soon after Daniel Benson
became a free man, he gave up sawing wood, and opened a shop for the sale of second-hand clothing.
He was successful in business, brought up his family very reputably, and supported his mother comfortably to the end of her days.
For many years, he was class-leader in a Methodist church for colored people, and his correct deportment gained the respect of all who knew him.
If slavery were ever
justifiable, under any
circumstances, which of these two characters ought to have been the master, and which the slave?