1 I lived in Master Hugh's family about seven years.
2 She was a large, able-bodied woman, about twenty years old.
3 I had now been absent from it almost, if not quite, five years.
4 I spent two years of childhood on this plantation in my old master's family.
5 She died when I was about seven years old, on one of my master's farms, near Lee's Mill.
6 I was probably between seven and eight years old when I left Colonel Lloyd's plantation.
7 Thus, after a long, tedious effort for years, I finally succeeded in learning how to write.
8 In about two years after the death of Mrs. Lucretia, Master Thomas married his second wife.
9 The nearest estimate I can give makes me now between twenty-seven and twenty-eight years of age.
10 Children from seven to ten years old, of both sexes, almost naked, might be seen at all seasons of the year.
11 I was now about twelve years old, and the thought of being a slave for life began to bear heavily upon my heart.
12 It was now more than seven years since I lived with him in the family of my old master, on Colonel Lloyd's plantation.
13 Henrietta was about twenty-two years of age, Mary was about fourteen; and of all the mangled and emaciated creatures I ever looked upon, these two were the most so.
14 I was only about five years old when I left it, to go and live with my old master on Colonel Lloyd's plantation; so that I was now between ten and eleven years old.
15 I have seen Colonel Lloyd make old Barney, a man between fifty and sixty years of age, uncover his bald head, kneel down upon the cold, damp ground, and receive upon his naked and toil-worn shoulders more than thirty lashes at the time.
16 In a very short time after I went to live at Baltimore, my old master's youngest son Richard died; and in about three years and six months after his death, my old master, Captain Anthony, died, leaving only his son, Andrew, and daughter, Lucretia, to share his estate.
17 The wife of Mr. Giles Hicks, living but a short distance from where I used to live, murdered my wife's cousin, a young girl between fifteen and sixteen years of age, mangling her person in the most horrible manner, breaking her nose and breastbone with a stick, so that the poor girl expired in a few hours afterward.
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