The Weekly Visitor

The Weekly Visitor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...of his sufferings, and informed me, that his hands were bound, and his feet made fast in the stocks. Often did I inquire after him, and for him, and the same answer was returned, "Massa, him in the stocks;" till one morning, as I sat in my piazza, he appeared before the window. There he stood--I have his image now before me--he was hand-cuffed, barefoot, unable to wear his clothes, from his yet unhealed back; his wife had fastened some of her garments round his lacerated body. I called him in, and said, "' David, David, what have you done?' "With a look of resignation I shall never forget, he replied, "' Don't ask nie, ask him that bring me, massa.' "Turning to the negro who had him in charge, I said, "' Well, what has this poor man done?' "' Him pray, massa, ' was the reply, 'and Buchra sending him to the workhouse for punishing.' "I gave him some refreshment, for in the state I have described he had walked thirteen miles under a burning sun, and followed him to that den of cruelty, properly designated a Jamaica inquisition. He was chained to a fellow-slave by the neck, and sent to work on the public roads. The next day I went to visit him again, when I was informed by the Supervisor of the workhouse, that he had received orders to have him flogged again as soon as his back was well enough to bear it. In these chains David remained for months; frequently I saw him, but never did I hear one murmur or one complaint, except when he heard that the partner of his joys and sorrows was ill on the estate, and he was forbidden to go and see her. "At the end of three months he was liberated, and returning to the estate, was asked, "' Now, sir, will you pray again ' "' Massa, ' said the more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537424
  • 9781236537423