1 My master was Colonel Lloyd's clerk and superintendent.
2 Colonel Lloyd could not brook any contradiction from a slave.
3 The young man's name was Ned Roberts, generally called Lloyd's Ned.
4 They lived in one house, upon the home plantation of Colonel Edward Lloyd.
5 This sloop was named Sally Lloyd, in honor of one of the colonel's daughters.
6 The home plantation of Colonel Lloyd wore the appearance of a country village.
7 To describe the wealth of Colonel Lloyd would be almost equal to describing the riches of Job.
8 The same traits of character might be seen in Colonel Lloyd's slaves, as are seen in the slaves of the political parties.
9 Colonel Lloyd owned so many that he did not know them when he saw them; nor did all the slaves of the out-farms know him.
10 But it was by no means an easy employment; for in nothing was Colonel Lloyd more particular than in the management of his horses.
11 Every thing depended upon the looks of the horses, and the state of Colonel Lloyd's own mind when his horses were brought to him for use.
12 He died very soon after I went to Colonel Lloyd's; and he died as he lived, uttering, with his dying groans, bitter curses and horrid oaths.
13 Colonel Lloyd kept from three to four hundred slaves on his home plantation, and owned a large number more on the neighboring farms belonging to him.
14 He had ordered her not to go out evenings, and warned her that she must never let him catch her in company with a young man, who was paying attention to her belonging to Colonel Lloyd.
15 Aunt Hester had not only disobeyed his orders in going out, but had been found in company with Lloyd's Ned; which circumstance, I found, from what he said while whipping her, was the chief offence.
16 I have seen Colonel Lloyd make old Barney, a man between fifty and sixty years of age, uncover his bald head, kneel down upon the cold, damp ground, and receive upon his naked and toil-worn shoulders more than thirty lashes at the time.
17 When Colonel Lloyd's slaves met the slaves of Jacob Jepson, they seldom parted without a quarrel about their masters; Colonel Lloyd's slaves contending that he was the richest, and Mr. Jepson's slaves that he was the smartest, and most of a man.
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