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Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
rett, who lived about three miles off. My mother was always the cook of the family. I lived in Kentucky till I was about fourteen years of age, when old master moved off to Clay county, Missouri, carrying my mother with him, and all her children, excepting Millar, who had been sold to one of Mr. Campbell's cousins. She had thirteen children at that time, and had one more in Missouri. One daughter died on the journey. A kind master. They parted my father and mother; but, when in Indiana, old master went back and bought him. He left us in charge of a son-in-law, and rejoined us with my father in Missouri. My poor mother! It seems to me too bad to talk about it. You have no idee what it is to be parted; nobody knows but them that's seen it and felt it. The reason that old master went back to Kentucky and bought my father, was because my mother grieved so about being separated from him. She did not think about running away. Slaves did n't long for freedom in those days; th
Atchison, Kan. (Kansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ial militia company — the same men who so savagely butchered R. P. Brown — the infamous Kickapoo Rangers. The pro-slavery press, on the other hand, has also been rewarded for its success. The Squatter Sovereign, once published in the town of Atchison, was edited by Mr. Speaker Stringfellow, already mentioned, and Mr. Robert S. Kelley. This Kelley has always advocated the most blood-thirsty measures against the Free-State men — urging their expulsion always, and often their extermination. Hn a private conversation, to deprecate the lynching of a man who had suffered there a few days before for his political belief, and also for saying that he himself was in favor of making Kansas a Free State. This man was appointed postmaster at Atchison; his brother-in-law is postmaster still at Doniphan; his paper received the government patronage, and printed the United States laws. The Herald, published at Leavenworth, although neither so honest in expression, nor violent in policy, was e<
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
chance to be free, he refused to sell me, and he and my friend had a regular row about it. The way Col. E — did abuse him, and Northern men who held slaves, made him terrible angry. Hinkle then tried to make me contented; denied that he had intended to sell me, and told me he would never part with me if I would be a good girl. I told him I would never be contented in his service again, and he had better find a purchaser as soon as he could do it. Soon after this quarrel, he went to Pennsylvania to see his folks and his wife placed me in the care of Mr. White, her brother-in-law. They treated me like a lady, excepting that they watched me like a dog. They were afraid that I would run away, and never trusted me a minute out of their sight. They took me to meeting in their own carriage, and made me come back in the same way. They made me sleep in their bedroom, on a mattress on the floor, but paid no regard to my feelings, any more than if I was a cat. When they found that I w
Platte City (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
t of the family, privately, to a man of the name of Elisha Arrington, Or Errington, Malinda did not know how it was spelt. of Platte county, Missouri. He lives on the prairie between Fort Leavenworth and Clay county, near the dividing line of Platte. I cannot say much of the life of Mandy, as I have only seen her once since. Mr. Arrington owned two men also. Both of my sisters were married while they belonged to him. Mr. Arrington met a great misfortune, and sold all his slaves, and sworen't know whether she was married or not. Fate of her brothers. Howard, my brother, the old man gave to his son John, who took to gambling and horse-racing, and got into debt; then he mortgaged him to a man by the name of Murray, of Platte city. He is a very good master, I hear. Howard is with him now. Lewis ran away into Kansas six or seven years before the wars there; but they brought him back in irons, and he is there yet. Lewis was married to a girl that belonged to another
Savannah, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
great misfortune? She hesitated, but finally told me that his daughter bore a child to one of his slaves. The boy was frightened, and ran away to Kansas, but was brought back in chains and sold. Manda was sold to a Mr. Jacks. Mr. Jacks is a very nice sort of man, but his wife treated Manda very badly. Our family are all high-spirited, and would never let a woman strike them. That's the reason why we've been sold so often. Serena was sold to a man named Yates, who lived up in Savannah. He bought her husband too. Mr. Yates kept her about seven years. None of us knew where she was all the time. She had two or three children. Then he sold her, but kept her children. She has been sold twice since; each time with her husband, but each time away from her children. He belongs now to a man named Links, who lives somewhere in Platte county. The other sister sold. Maria (another sister) was sold by Mr. Campbell next winter after I was married. Poor little thing! she w
Santa Fe (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
e----guards. But that scene was nothing when compared with the charge on the----Guards. Oh, God! My friend shuddered violently. Everybody who is familiar with the history of Kansas has heard of the----Guards. They were a gang of Missouri highwaymen and horse-thieves, who organized under the lead of---------, the Kansas correspondent of a leading pro-slavery paper, when the Territorial troubles first broke out in the spring of 1855. After sacking a little Free-State town on the Santa Fe road, and committing other petty robberies and misdemeanors, they were attacked, in the summer of ‘56, by a celebrated Free-State captain, and defeated by a force of less than one-half their numerical strength. They were kept as prisoners until released by the troops. Capt.----, satisfied with his laurels, then retired from the tented field. But the company continued to exist and still lived by robbery. Shortly after the Xenophon of the Kansas prairies left them, they elected, as their
Lawrence, Kansas (Kansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ce became the prophet of his fate: and his name was Walker! Stanton entered Lawrence with threats on his tongue and the spirit of slavery — the desire of dominatioEmigrant Aid Co., and had been the Headquarters of the people who assembled at Lawrence, when it was threatened (in December) by a Missouri mob. Issues writs, alsouth Carolina. An immense posse was gathering at Lecompton to sack the town of Lawrence. The firm had about a hundred men at their establishment preparing to start a named--------, escaped from Bates County, Missouri, and succeeded in reaching Lawrence. There, he was put in the track of the Underground Railroad, and was soon safat the time — it was night — and instantly mounted his horse. He came down to Lawrence, and roused us from our beds. We dressed ourselves hastily, (there were threebut we three (with H----and the woman), ever heard of this affair. We reached Lawrence before sunrise, put our horses up, slipped quietly to our rooms in the hotel, <
with him now. Lewis ran away into Kansas six or seven years before the wars there; but they brought him back in irons, and he is there yet. Lewis was married to a girl that belonged to another man, and had two children by her. Then Mr. Williams, who owned her, moved into Jackson county, and took her and her young ones with him. Lewis has never seen them since. The old and young folks. My youngest sister, I do n't know anything about. Angeline, another sister, was sold to Col. Park, of Parkville. She is with him yet. He is a kind master; but you know more of her than I do. My old father is dead. The separation of our family broke the hearts of my father and mother. It was dreadful to see the way my old mother took on about it. You could hear her screaming every night as she was dreaming about them. It seemed so hard. No sooner was she beginning to get sort — of reconciled to one child being gone, than another was taken and sold away from her. My poor old moth
North American Indians (search for this): chapter 8
e confined his exertions to the pocketing of important bills, charters, and resolutions. A sort of mincemeat butcher, this; afraid of the ox's horns, indeed, but willing enough, if need be, to stand behind a fence and goad it gently. His successor is Mr. Sam. Medary, a Democratic midwife of territorial governments, who was thus rewarded for his attempt, in Minnesota, to swamp the ballots of American citizens by the fraudulent and literally naked votes of semi-civilized and unnaturalized Indians. If the history of their executive officers demonstrates that the Democracy are the special champions of slavery, no less clearly is the fact apparent and transparent in their judicial appointments for Kansas. Lecompte, Elmore, and Johnson were the first supreme judges. Judges Elmore and Johnson were discharged, with Governor Reeder, nominally for land speculations; but Elmore, really, as he himself declared in his letter to Mr. Cushing, in order that the dismission of two acknowledg
Levi Hinkle (search for this): chapter 8
until his daughter, Miss Margaret Jane, was married to Mr. Levi Hinkle. Then the old man gave me and two of my children to hkept. I had had a pretty easy life till I got with them. Hinkle lived at Fort Leavenworth; lie was a forage master. It wance, excepting twice, both times within six months after Mr. Hinkle's marriage. Nathaniel came up to Fort Leavenworth three come out to be slaveholders, are n't they fiends? Was Hinkle, I asked, a New Englander? No, she said, he was make me right miserable, I tell you. I found out that Hinkle was trying to sell me, and sought secretly to find a masteh him to California, and liberate me after two years. When Hinkle found out that I had a chance to be free, he refused to send Northern men who held slaves, made him terrible angry. Hinkle then tried to make me contented; denied that he had intendI was thirteen years at Fort Leavenworth, eight years with Hinkle, and five years with the Major's family. Before my time
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