“My Boss man–he fo’ peace. He’d wave a white flag showin’ he fo’ peace. His   boys had to go to de war tho’. Joel, he was killed there. When de war was   ended Marsa’s porter come told us we was free an’ could leave if we wanted to   but we stayed on an’ he give us half what we made.”


“When de war was over our Marsa called us an’ told us we was free an’ could   leave if we wanted to but we stayed on wid him de rest o’ dat year an’ when we   left he jus’ give us one tenth de crop. We moved on Dr. Montgomery’s place   then, down in the southern part o’ Choctaw county. He built us a house an’   give us all de land we could clear for three years.’



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