1 I suffered much from hunger, but much more from cold.
2 I suffered more anxiety than most of my fellow-slaves.
3 There was no sorrow or suffering for which she had not a tear.
4 My sufferings on this plantation seem now like a dream rather than a stern reality.
5 I was seldom whipped by my old master, and suffered little from any thing else than hunger and cold.
6 Death soon ended what little we could have while she lived, and with it her hardships and suffering.
7 It was almost compensation for my suffering to witness, once more, a manifestation of kindness from this, my once affectionate old mistress.
8 I know of such cases; and it is worthy of remark that such slaves invariably suffer greater hardships, and have more to contend with, than others.
9 He received all the benefits of slaveholding without its evils; while I endured all the evils of a slave, and suffered all the care and anxiety of a freeman.
10 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.
11 I would allow myself to suffer under the greatest imputations which evil-minded men might suggest, rather than exculpate myself, and thereby run the hazard of closing the slightest avenue by which a brother slave might clear himself of the chains and fetters of slavery.
12 I supposed that they had consulted together, and had decided that, as I was the whole cause of the intention of the others to run away, it was hard to make the innocent suffer with the guilty; and that they had, therefore, concluded to take the others home, and sell me, as a warning to the others that remained.