Excerpt from Interesting Memoirs and Documents: Relating to American Slavery, and the Glorious Struggle Now Making for Complete Emancipation
My father was from beyond the ﬂood - from Scot land, and by trade a weaver. He had been married in his own country, and lost his wife, who left to him, as I have been told, two sons. He came to this country in time to be in the earliest scenes of the American revo lation. He was at the battle of Bunker Hill, and con tinned in the army to the close of the war. About the year 1800, or before, he came to Kentucky, and married Miss Letitia Campbell, then held as a slave by her own father. My father 7 d, as near as I can recollect, when I was about ten or twelve years of age. He had received a wound in the war, which made him lame as long as he lived. I have often heard him tell of Scotland, sing the merry songs of his native land, and long to see its hills once more.
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