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1  In later years, I confess that I do not envy the white boy as I once did.
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2  Some of the slaves were seventy or eighty years old; their best days were gone.
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3  It was very much like suddenly turning a youth of ten or twelve years out into the world to provide for himself.
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4  With this end in view men and women who were fifty or seventy-five years old would often be found in the night-school.
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5  The early years of my life, which were spent in the little cabin, were not very different from those of thousands of other slaves.
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6  The efforts of some of the men and women, who in many cases were over fifty years of age, to learn, were in some cases very pathetic.
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7  I know of instances where the former masters of slaves have for years been supplied with money by their former slaves to keep them from suffering.
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8  In three years my brother finished the course at Hampton, and he is now holding the important position of Superintendent of Industries at Tuskegee.
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9  My own experiences in the night-school gave me faith in the night-school idea, with which, in after years, I had to do both at Hampton and Tuskegee.
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10  Many years after that the coloured citizens of Richmond very kindly tendered me a reception at which there must have been two thousand people present.
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11  No one section of our country was wholly responsible for its introduction, and, besides, it was recognized and protected for years by the General Government.
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12  For several years my mother had not been in good health, but I had no idea, when I parted from her the previous day, that I should never see her alive again.
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13  My mother and the other members of my family were, of course, much rejoiced to see me and to note the improvement that I had made during my two years' absence.
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14  In connection with the flax shirt, my brother John, who is several years older than I am, performed one of the most generous acts that I ever heard of one slave relative doing for another.
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15  From the time of our parting till their death we kept up a correspondence with the older members of the family, and in later years we have kept in touch with those who were the younger members.
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16  I found that this man had made a contract with his master, two or three years previous to the Emancipation Proclamation, to the effect that the slave was to be permitted to buy himself, by paying so much per year for his body; and while he was paying for himself, he was to be permitted to labour where and for whom he pleased.
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17  Many children of the tenderest years were compelled then, as is now true I fear, in most coal-mining districts, to spend a large part of their lives in these coal-mines, with little opportunity to get an education; and, what is worse, I have often noted that, as a rule, young boys who begin life in a coal-mine are often physically and mentally dwarfed.
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