Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 293 of Federal Writers' Project: Slave Narrative Project, Vol. 11, North Carolina, Part 1, Adams-Hunter

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288

I jumped fus1, an.' you ought to seed me.

gwine be 'genial.

I

sailed right over dat broom stick same as a cricket, but when
Exter jump he done had a big dram an' his fefcts was so big an'
clumsy dat dey got all tangled up in d&t broom an1 he fell head
long.

Marse George he laugh an1 laugh, an' tole Exter he gwine

be bossed 'tv/ell he skeered to speak less'n I tole him to sbeak.
After de weddin* we went down to de cabin Mis' Betsy done all
dressed up, but Exter couldn* stay no longer den dat night kaze
he belonged to Marse Snipes Durham an1 he had to back home.

He

lef de nex day for his plantation, but he come back every
Saturday night an* stay 'twell Sunday night.
chillun.
free.

We had eleven

Nine was bawn befo* surrender an' two after we was set

So I had two chillun dat wuzn' bawn in bondage.

I was

worth a heap to Marse George kaze I had so manny chillun.
more chillun a slave had de more dey was worth.

De

Lucy Carter was

de only nigger on de plantation dat had more chillun den I had.
She had-twelve, but her chillun was sickly an* mine was muley
6trong an1 healthy.

Dey never was sick.

When de war come Marse George was too ole to go, but young
Marse Bill went.

He went an1 took my brother Sim wid him.

Bill took Sim along to look after his hoss an1 everything.

Marse
Dey

didn' neither one get shot, but Mis- Betsy was skeered near 'bout
to death all de time, skeered dey was gwine be brung home shot
all to pieces like some of de sojers was.
t De Yankees wuzn* so bad.

De mos' dey wanted was sump in* to


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Title
Federal Writers' Project: Slave Narrative Project, Vol. 11, North Carolina, Part 1, Adams-Hunter
Genre
Interviews
Notes
-  Includes narratives by Addy Gill, Adeline Crump, Alex Huggins, Alice Baugh, Alonzo Haywood, Analiza Foster, Andrew Boone, Barbara Haywood, Betty Cofer, Bill Crump, Blount Baker, C.H. Hunter, Chaney Hews, Charity Austin, Charles Lee Dalton, Charles W. Dickens, Charlie Barbour, Charlie Crump, Clay Bobbit, Cornelia Andrews, Cy Hart, David Blount, Doc Edwards, Dorcas Griffeth, Elbert Hunter, Emma Blalock, Essex Henry, Eustace Hodges, Fannie Dunn, Fanny Cannady, Frank Freeman, George Eatman, George W. Harris, Georgianna Foster, Hannah Crasson, Harriet Ann Daves, Hecter Hamilton, Henry Bobbit, Herndon Bogan, Ida Adkins, Isabell Henderson, Jane Arrington, Jennylin Dunn, Jerry Davis, Jerry Hinton, Joe High, John Beckwith, John C. Bectom, John Coggin, John Daniels, John Evans, Joseph Anderson, Julia Crenshaw, Kitty Hill, Laura Bell, Lindsey Faucette, Lizzie Baker, Louisa Adams, Lucy Ann Dunn, Lucy Brown, Mandy Coverson, Margaret E. Dickens, Martha Adeline Hinton, Martha Allen, Mary Anderson, Mary Anngady, Mary Barbour, Mary Wallace Bowe, Mattie Curtis, Midge Burnett, Milly Henry, Ora M. Flagg, Rev. Squire Dowd, Robert Glenn, Robert Hinton, Sarah Anne Green, Sarah Debro, Sarah Gudger, Sarah Harris, Sarah Louise Augustus, Susan High, Tempie Herndon Durham, Thomas Hall, Viney Baker, W. L. Bost, W.S. Debnam, William George Hinton, Willie Cozart, Zeb Crowder.
-  Interviews were conducted by Daisy Whaley, Esther S. Pinnix, Marjorie Jones, Mary A. Hicks, Miss Nancy Woodburn Watkins, Mrs. Edith S. Hibbs, Mrs. W. N. Harriss, T. Pat Matthews, and Travis Jordan.
-  Interviews were conducted by Asheville, Cary, Durham, Durham County, Madison, Method, Raleigh, Smithfield, Staggville, Wake County, West Raleigh, Wilmington, Wilson, and Zebulon, North Carolina.
Medium
465 pages
Source Collection
Federal Writer's Project, United States Work Projects Administration (USWPA)
Repository
Manuscript Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mesn.111
Language
English
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online text

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