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s to Columbus, or ten days from Wilmington to Augusta, I cannot now recall. I walked from Columbusman Yev got the Yellar fever! first view of Augusta the appearance of the city the negro of thel remember my first entrance into the city of Augusta. The yellow fever was raging there, as? wely was out of town! The nearer I approached Augusta, the more frequently was I asked, as I stoppewell. Where y‘ goina to? he snapped. Augusta. Must be a d — d fool, he jerked out, loo, came kindly forward and gave me a glass. Augusta. Opposite Augusta, on the other side of thAugusta, on the other side of the Savannah River, is the town of Hamburg, in South Carolina. Although the pestilence had raged in Augusta with terrible fatality for more than a month, no case of yellow fever had as yet occurred iin mourning. Perhaps the utter desolation of Augusta may best be inferred from the fact, that thisievish habits. In walking in the vicinity of Augusta one day, I came up to a negro, who was carryi[11 more...]<
ob de plate dat da put de head ob John de Baptis' in, she war so mad at him, de legions tell us, dat she tuk a handful ob pins and stuck ‘em in de tongue ob de Apostle! Ah ---- The preacher, from whose discourse I selected this remarkable biblical information, was a great favorite with the white population, who (if I mistake not) addressed him as a Doctor of Divinity. When he died I read a paragraph from a Savannah paper, in which his virtues and learning were eulogized! IV. At Augusta, Georgia, I knew a boy of between sixteen and seventeen years of age, who supported a mulatto girl mistress. Her mother was a free woman, and the daughter was about his own age. He took up a peck of meal to their house, and some bacon, every Saturday night, and for this weekly allowance he was permitted, as frequently as he pleased, to cohabit with the girl. The pernicious effect of slavery on children I have frequently heard parents lament. And yet these same parents would favor the extensio