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1  Mrs. Viola Ruffner, the wife of General Ruffner, was a "Yankee" woman from Vermont.
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2  From fearing Mrs. Ruffner I soon learned to look upon her as one of my best friends.
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3  Mrs. Ruffner always encouraged and sympathized with me in all my efforts to get an education.
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4  Notwithstanding my success at Mrs. Ruffner's I did not give up the idea of going to the Hampton Institute.
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5  I knew that I could sweep, for Mrs. Ruffner had thoroughly taught me how to do that when I lived with her.
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6  I cannot now recall how long I lived with Mrs. Ruffner before going to Hampton, but I think it must have been a year and a half.
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7  I had heard so much about Mrs. Ruffner's severity that I was almost afraid to see her, and trembled when I went into her presence.
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8  While at work there, I heard of a vacant position in the household of General Lewis Ruffner, the owner of the salt-furnace and coal-mine.
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9  General Ruffner tried to defend the coloured people, and for this he was knocked down and so seriously wounded that he never completely recovered.
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10  Mrs. Ruffner had a reputation all through the vicinity for being very strict with her servants, and especially with the boys who tried to serve her.
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11  I decided, however, that I would rather try Mrs. Ruffner's house than remain in the coal-mine, and so my mother applied to her for the vacant position.
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12  My good friend, Mrs. Ruffner, to whom I have already referred, always made me welcome at her home, and assisted me in many ways during this trying period.
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13  There must have been not far from a hundred persons engaged on each side; many on both sides were seriously injured, among them General Lewis Ruffner, the husband of my friend Mrs. Viola Ruffner.
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14  At any rate, I here repeat what I have said more than once before, that the lessons that I learned in the home of Mrs. Ruffner were as valuable to me as any education I have ever gotten anywhere else.
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