My master's family consisted of two sons, Andrew and Richard; one daughter, Lucretia, and her husband, Captain Thomas Auld.
"Mr.Severe was rightly named: he was a cruel man. I have seen him whip a woman, causing the blood to run half an hour at the time; and this, too, in the midst of her crying children, pleading for their mother's release" Pg.6
i did not, when a slave, understand the deep meaning of those rude and apparently incoherent songs i was myself withing the circle
Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his hear; and he is relieved by them