At Douglass’s new job he made six to seven dollars a week. This was a lot of money to Douglass but Master Hugh didn’t think so. He scolded Douglass for the amount money he had made. Master Hugh rethinks how he reacted and decides to give Douglass six cents. Douglass felt entitled to more than just six cents, he had worked very hard to make the money and didn’t even get a third of it. Douglass decides to negotiate with Master Hugh, Douglass would be able to choose whatever job he wanted and would give Master Hugh three dollars at the end of the week.
Now that Douglass had lessened Master Hugh's hold on him he thought more about escaping slavery. Douglass came up with a plan to help him escape. While formulating his plan Douglass thought about his friends in Baltimore. He would be leaving the people who mattered most to him behind. Douglass felt a large wave of sorrow thinking about leaving his friends but followed through with his plan anyway.
On the third of September 1838 Douglass escaped to freedom. Douglass fled to New York to start a new life. He was free and could his life without the restrictions of slavery. A couple of weeks after living in New York Douglass moves to New Bedford. New Bedford was safer for Douglass and he was less likely to get caught. In New Bedford Douglass found a new job loading a sloop with oil.While Douglass is walking down the street a man approaches him “would you like to buy a copy of the liberator” “i will buy a copy soon but not today”. The next week Douglass buys a copy of the liberator and is enlightened. The liberator exposes slavery and what the slaves have to go through. Douglass’s goal was to be free and get rid of slavery. He had accomplished part one and could now work on part two. The liberator spoke about how there were others like Douglass fighting to end slavery, he could finally help his friends and the other slaves.