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“I reckon I was ’bout fifteen when hones’ Abe Lincoln what called hisse’f a rail-splitter come here to talk wid us. He want all th’ough de country jus’ a-rantin’ an’ a-preachin’ ’bout us bein’ his black brothers. De marster didn’ know nothin’ ’bout it, ’cause it was sorta secret-lak. It sho’ riled de Niggers up an’ lots of ’em run sway. I sho’ hear’d him, but I didn’ pay ‘im no min’.”

http://msgw.org/slaves/davenport-xslave.htm

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