1 It was good indeed to meet with such friends, at such a time.
2 I staid at the camp meeting one day longer than I intended when I left.
3 I therefore decided to go to camp meeting, and upon my return pay him the three dollars.
4 This failure was occasioned by my attending a camp meeting about ten miles from Baltimore.
5 Coffin, a gentleman who had heard me speak in the colored people's meeting at New Bedford.
6 I seldom had much to say at the meetings, because what I wanted to say was said so much better by others.
7 I immediately started for home; and upon entering the yard gate, out came Mr. Covey on his way to meeting.
8 Bad as all slaveholders are, we seldom meet one destitute of every element of character commanding respect.
9 I could do but little; but what I could, I did with a joyful heart, and never felt happier than when in an anti-slavery meeting.
10 My mistress used to go to class meeting at the Wilk Street meetinghouse every Monday afternoon, and leave me to take care of the house.
11 We met often, and consulted frequently, and told our hopes and fears, recounted the difficulties, real and imagined, which we should be called on to meet.
12 The man who robs me of my earnings at the end of each week meets me as a class-leader on Sunday morning, to show me the way of life, and the path of salvation.
13 I was ready to work at night as well as day, and by the most untiring perseverance and industry, I made enough to meet my expenses, and lay up a little money every week.
14 Every man stood firm; and at our last meeting, we pledged ourselves afresh, in the most solemn manner, that, at the time appointed, we would certainly start in pursuit of freedom.
15 We met but three times, when Mr. West and Mr. Fairbanks, both class-leaders, with many others, came upon us with sticks and other missiles, drove us off, and forbade us to meet again.
16 And upon coming to the north, I expected to meet with a rough, hard-handed, and uncultivated population, living in the most Spartan-like simplicity, knowing nothing of the ease, luxury, pomp, and grandeur of southern slaveholders.
17 The reading of these documents enabled me to utter my thoughts, and to meet the arguments brought forward to sustain slavery; but while they relieved me of one difficulty, they brought on another even more painful than the one of which I was relieved.
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