roller on the deck, lost his balance, and fell sprawling on his back.
seized that opportunity to throw the gun overboard.
Whereupon, a sailor near by siezed an axe and came toward him in a great rage.
Even if the courageous Quaker
had wished to escape, there was no chance to do so. He advanced to meet the sailor, and looking him full in the face said, ‘Thou foolish fellow, dost thou think to frighten me with that axe, when thy companion could not do it with his gun?
Put the axe down.
Thou art resisting legal authority, and liable to suffer severely for thy conduct.’
In a short time they became more moderate, but denied that the girl was on board.
The vessel was nearly emptied of her cargo, and Friend Hopper
peeping into the hold found her stowed away in a remote part of it. He brought her on deck and took her with him into the boat, of which his companions, including the constable, had retained possession.
The girl was uncommonly handsome, with straight hair and regular European
No one could have guessed from her countenance that any of her remote ancestors were Africans.
The claimant did not make his appearance at the alderman's office.
A warrant was obtained charging him and the sailor with having resisted an officer in the discharge of his duty.
Isaac T. Hopper