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He says that his master and mistress were very kind to the slaves and would never whip them, nor would he allow the “driver” who was a white man named Barton to do so. Barton lived in a home especially built for him on the plantation. If the “driver” whipped any of them, all that was necessary for the slave who had been whipped was to report it to the master and the “driver” was dismissed, as he was a salaried man.

http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/docs/s/slave/slave29.htm

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