1 The overseer's name was Plummer.
2 I do not remember his first name.
3 My first master's name was Anthony.
4 They proved themselves quite worthy of the name of abolitionists.
5 The young man's name was Ned Roberts, generally called Lloyd's Ned.
6 Mr. Weeden owned, among others, a woman slave, whose name I have forgotten.
7 But when I got to New Bedford, I found it necessary again to change my name.
8 Mr. Gore once undertook to whip one of Colonel Lloyd's slaves, by the name of Demby.
9 So much was Mary kicked and cut to pieces, that she was oftener called "pecked" than by her name.
10 When I got to New York, I again changed my name to "Frederick Johnson," and thought that would be the last change.
11 Mr. Freeland put his head in at the door, and called me by name, saying, there were some gentlemen at the door who wished to see me.
12 On the morning after our arrival at New Bedford, while at the breakfast-table, the question arose as to what name I should be called by.
13 From that time until now I have been called "Frederick Douglass;" and as I am more widely known by that name than by either of the others, I shall continue to use it as my own.
14 Thus, when the slave asks for virtuous freedom, the cunning slaveholder, knowing his ignorance, cheats him with a dose of vicious dissipation, artfully labelled with the name of liberty.
15 I held my Sabbath school at the house of a free colored man, whose name I deem it imprudent to mention; for should it be known, it might embarrass him greatly, though the crime of holding the school was committed ten years ago.
16 It required a degree of courage unknown to them to do so; for just at that time, the slightest manifestation of humanity toward a colored person was denounced as abolitionism, and that name subjected its bearer to frightful liabilities.
17 The idea as to how I might learn to write was suggested to me by being in Durgin and Bailey's ship-yard, and frequently seeing the ship carpenters, after hewing, and getting a piece of timber ready for use, write on the timber the name of that part of the ship for which it was intended.
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