Image from page 369 of “A picture of the desolated states; and the work of restoration. 1865-1868” (1868)

Image from page 369 of “A picture of the desolated states; and the work of restoration. 1865-1868” (1868)
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Title: A picture of the desolated states; and the work of restoration. 1865-1868
Year: 1868 (1860s)
Authors: Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885 Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) Southern States — Description and travel United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Anecdotes
Publisher: Hartford, Conn., L. Stebbins
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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aving passed the flower ofhis years in bondage ; and his mother was an old woman,livinir to thank God that her son was free at last. The master,a rich man, had as yet no idea of the existence of that will, bywhich he was to be held responsible for the payment of overforty years wages to his unlawful bondman. From another of these documents, made by a white master,I copied the following suggestive paragraph: It is also mylast will and desire that my beloved wife Sally Dandridge,and my son Harrison, and my daughters Charity and Julia,should be free ; and it is my wish and desire for them to beemancipated hereafter, and for them to remain as free people.Another paragraph gave them property. This will, Hke nearly SUPPRESSION OF WILLS. 345 all the rest, had been registered and proved; and, like them, ithad been suppressed, — the beloved wife and son and daughtersremaining in bondage, until the slave system went down withthe RebeUion, and a day of judgment came with the Freed-mens Bureau.

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ncltaot-thp,sissippi. liT JE JT X^^^ A MISSISSIPPI STEAMBOAT. 347 CHAPTER XLIX. DOWN TELE MISSISSIPPI. At Men.phis I took passage in a first-class Mississippi steam-packet for Vicksburg. It was evening when I w^ent on board.The extensive saloon, with its long array of state-rooms oneach side, its ornamental gilt ceiling, and series of dazzlingchandeliers, was a brilliant spectacle. A corps of light-footedand swift-handed colored waiters were setting the tables,—bringing in baskets of table-cloths, and spreading them ; im-mense baskets of crockery, and distributing it; and trays ofsilver, which added to the other noises its ringing and jinglingaccompaniment. About the stove and bar and captains office,at the end of the saloon, was an astonishing crowd of passen-gers, mostly standing, talking, drinking, buying tickets, l)lay-mg cards, swearing, reading, laughing, chewing, spitting, andfilling the saloon, even to the ladies cabin at the opposite end,with a thick blue cloud which issued

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