1 It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy.
2 At the very same time, they mutually execrate their masters when viewed separately.
3 I was for once made glad by a view of extreme wealth, without being saddened by seeing extreme poverty.
4 In the afternoon of the day when I reached New Bedford, I visited the wharves, to take a view of the shipping.
5 The slaveholders have been known to send in spies among their slaves, to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition.
6 I was ever on the look-out for means of escape; and, finding no direct means, I determined to try to hire my time, with a view of getting money with which to make my escape.
7 I therefore, though with great prudence, commenced early to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition, and to imbue their minds with thoughts of freedom.
8 I find, since reading over the foregoing Narrative, that I have, in several instances, spoken in such a tone and manner, respecting religion, as may possibly lead those unacquainted with my religious views to suppose me an opponent of all religion.
9 Such is, very briefly, my view of the religion of this land; and to avoid any misunderstanding, growing out of the use of general terms, I mean by the religion of this land, that which is revealed in the words, deeds, and actions, of those bodies, north and south, calling themselves Christian churches, and yet in union with slaveholders.