Narrative of William Hayden; Containing a Faithful Account of His Travels for a Number of Years, Whilst a Slave, in the South

Narrative of William Hayden; Containing a Faithful Account of His Travels for a Number of Years, Whilst a Slave, in the South

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...take up his boarding with the Sheriff of Bourbon Co., Mr. John Reins. He told me to answer no questions relative to him, and that, if Castleman came to ask for him to tell him, / knew nothing of him.--! /t was but a short time before this rank hypocrite--bent upon. the persecution of his victim, --in every manner, he could pos-. sibly do it, came. He appeared to be very glad to see me, but / discovered and knew that it was the same joy he felt, as that evinced by the hungry wolf, when the unwary lamb approaches its hideous jaws. His first question, after shaking hands very cordially with me, was for Phillips. / told him I knew nothing about him. This answer seemed to surprise him, as he gazed at me for some considerable length of time, in silence, when turning on his heel, and casting one malignant glance around him, which 1 shall never forget, he departed. I immediately went to Phillips, and communicated to him what had passed. Ho told me that /must instantly leave the State; and giving me $15 in money, and a pass to carry me to Cincinnati, / forthwith proceeded on my journey. Fortunately there was a wagon passing on the Georgetown road, at this time for Cincinnati.--/had, however, some friends whom / wished to visit ere / left the State, and having shown the wagoner my pass, which ho recognized as genuine, he permitted me to take a birth in his wagon as far as Williamsport. As / left Paris, the Court House Bell was ringing. The first case before tho Court was the case of Castleman vs. Phillips. On the appearance of Castleman in Court, / afterwards understood, the first query was for me.--Castleman stated that he had seen me but a few moments since, and that for the purpose of securing my evidence, he did not deem it necessary to put mo..show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951344
  • 9781236951342