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Then when I was four year old along come the War and Master Driver takes up his slaves and leaves the Florida country and goes way out to Texas. Mammy goes along, I goes along, all the children goes along. I don’t remember about the trip but I hears mammy talk about it when I gets older.

Texas, that was the place, down near Fairfield. That’s where I learn to do chores. But the work was easy for the Master was kind as old Mammy herself and he never gae me no hard jobs that would wear me down.

All the slaves on our place was treated good. All the time. They didn’t whip. The Master feeds all the slaves on good clean foods and lean meats so’s they be strong and healthy.

http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/docs/s/slave/slave09.htm

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