“There was plenty white folks dat was sho bad to de niggers, and
specially dem overseers. A nigger whut lived on the plantation jinin’
ours shot and killed an overseer; den he run ’way. He come to de river
and seed a white man on udder side and say, ’Come and git me.’ Well,
when dey got him dey found out whut he’d done, and was gwine to burn him
‘live. Jedge Clements, the man dat keep law and order, say he wouldn’t
burn a dog ’live, so he lef’. But dey sho burn dat nigger ’live for I
seed him atter he was burned up.



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