1 The white children could tell their ages.
2 The children were regarded as being quite an addition to his wealth.
3 The ties that ordinarily bind children to their homes were all suspended in my case.
4 The children, the unconscious children, who once sang and danced in her presence, are gone.
5 There were a number of slave children that might have been sent from the plantation to Baltimore.
6 The allowance of the slave children was given to their mothers, or the old women having the care of them.
7 Instead of the voices of her children, she hears by day the moans of the dove, and by night the screams of the hideous owl.
8 As to my own treatment while I lived on Colonel Lloyd's plantation, it was very similar to that of the other slave children.
9 It is a common custom, in the part of Maryland from which I ran away, to part children from their mothers at a very early age.
10 I had always lived with my grandmother on the outskirts of the plantation, where she was put to raise the children of the younger women.
11 There were horses and men, cattle and women, pigs and children, all holding the same rank in the scale of being, and were all subjected to the same narrow examination.
12 I have seen him whip a woman, causing the blood to run half an hour at the time; and this, too, in the midst of her crying children, pleading for their mother's release.
13 The children unable to work in the field had neither shoes, stockings, jackets, nor trousers, given to them; their clothing consisted of two coarse linen shirts per year.
14 I saw few or no dilapidated houses, with poverty-stricken inmates; no half-naked children and barefooted women, such as I had been accustomed to see in Hillsborough, Easton, St. Michael's, and Baltimore.
15 The children were then called, like so many pigs, and like so many pigs they would come and devour the mush; some with oyster-shells, others with pieces of shingle, some with naked hands, and none with spoons.
16 I used also to carry bread with me, enough of which was always in the house, and to which I was always welcome; for I was much better off in this regard than many of the poor white children in our neighborhood.
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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