1 A slave runs through his allowance, and applies for more.
2 I was not allowed to make any inquiries of my master concerning it.
3 I was leaving, too, without the hope of ever being allowed to return.
4 I was not allowed to be present during her illness, at her death, or burial.
5 He would not allow the older boys to impose upon me, and would divide his cakes with me.
6 The allowance of the slave children was given to their mothers, or the old women having the care of them.
7 Those of us who had families at a distance, were generally allowed to spend the whole six days in their society.
8 Here, too, the slaves of all the other farms received their monthly allowance of food, and their yearly clothing.
9 The same mode is sometimes adopted to make the slaves refrain from asking for more food than their regular allowance.
10 There must be no answering back to him; no explanation was allowed a slave, showing himself to have been wrongfully accused.
11 It was a step towards freedom to be allowed to bear the responsibilities of a freeman, and I was determined to hold on upon it.
12 The slaves selected to go to the Great House Farm, for the monthly allowance for themselves and their fellow-slaves, were peculiarly enthusiastic.
13 The men and women slaves received, as their monthly allowance of food, eight pounds of pork, or its equivalent in fish, and one bushel of corn meal.
14 Colonel Lloyd's slaves were in the habit of spending a part of their nights and Sundays in fishing for oysters, and in this way made up the deficiency of their scanty allowance.
15 The days between Christmas and New Year's day are allowed as holidays; and, accordingly, we were not required to perform any labor, more than to feed and take care of the stock.
16 Some slaveholders thought it not much loss to allow Mr. Covey to have their slaves one year, for the sake of the training to which they were subjected, without any other compensation.
17 These were esteemed very highly by the other slaves, and looked upon as the privileged ones of the plantation; for it was no small affair, in the eyes of the slaves, to be allowed to see Baltimore.
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