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‘ [200] treated kindly?’ ‘In such a case, I should not consider myself well treated,’ replied Friend Hopper. ‘But in this part of the country, we make a distinction between horses and men. We believe that human beings have souls.’

‘That makes no difference,’ rejoined the Doctor. ‘You confess that you could find my slave if you were so disposed; and I consider it your duty to tell me where she is.’ ‘I will do it when I am of the same opinion,’ replied Friend Hopper; ‘but till then thou must excuse me.’

The fugitive was protected by a colored man named Hill, who soon obtained a situation for her as servant in a respectable country family, where she was kindly treated. In the course of a year or two, she returned to Philadelphia, married a steady industrious man, and lived very comfortably.

Mr. Hill had a very revengeful temper. One of his colored neighbors brought suits against him for criminal conduct, and recovered heavy damages. From that time he seemed to hate people of his own complexion, and omitted no opportunity to injure them. The woman he befriended, when he was in a better state of mind, had been married nine or ten years, and had long ceased to think of danger, when he formed the wicked project of making a little money by betraying her to her master. Accordingly he sought her residence accompanied by one of those

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