1 I can never get rid of that conception.
2 I have now reached a period of my life when I can give dates.
3 When I get there, I shall not be required to have a pass; I can travel without being disturbed.
4 I am glad of an opportunity to express, as far as words can, the love and gratitude I bear him.
5 The nearest estimate I can give makes me now between twenty-seven and twenty-eight years of age.
6 It was a happy moment, the rapture of which can be understood only by those who have been slaves.
7 And the only explanation I can now think of does not entirely satisfy me; but such as it is, I will give it.
8 Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity.
9 Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother.
10 He only can understand the deep satisfaction which I experienced, who has himself repelled by force the bloody arm of slavery.
11 It would astonish one, unaccustomed to a slaveholding life, to see with what wonderful ease a slaveholder can find things, of which to make occasion to whip a slave.
12 He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceases to be a man.
13 I will now proceed to the statement of those facts, connected with my escape, for which I am alone responsible, and for which no one can be made to suffer but myself.
14 In answer to this assertion, I can say, I never loved any or confided in any people more than my fellow-slaves, and especially those with whom I lived at Mr. Freeland's.
15 One plan is, to make bets on their slaves, as to who can drink the most whisky without getting drunk; and in this way they succeed in getting whole multitudes to drink to excess.
16 I, however, can see very little good resulting from such a course, either to themselves or the slaves escaping; while, upon the other hand, I see and feel assured that those open declarations are a positive evil to the slaves remaining, who are seeking to escape.
17 She is ever disposed to find fault with them; they can seldom do any thing to please her; she is never better pleased than when she sees them under the lash, especially when she suspects her husband of showing to his mulatto children favors which he withholds from his black slaves.
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