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“Your overseer carried their straps with them* They had ’em with ’em
all the time* Just like them white folks do down to the County Farm* Used
to use a man just like he was a beast* They’d make him lay down on the
ground and whip him* They’d had to shoot me down. That is the reason I
tend to my business* If he wouldn’t lay down they’d call for help and strap
him down and stretch him out* Put one man on one arm and another on the
other* They’d pull his clothes down and whip the blood out of him* Them
people didn’t care what they done since they didn’t do right*

http://memory.loc.gov/mss/mesn/021/021.1.txt

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