The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) - Vol. 9

The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) - Vol. 9

The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) - Vol. 9

The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) - Vol. 9

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To those familiar with the history of "Bloody Kemper" as recorded, the following narrative from the lips of an eye-witness will be heresy. But the subject of this autobiography, carrying his nine-five years more trimly than many a man of sixty, is declared sound of mind as well as of body by the Hector Currie family, prominent in Mississippi, for whom he has worked in a position of great trust and responsibility for fifty years or more.

While this old negro may be mistaken at some points (the universal failing of witnesses), his impressions are certainly not more involved than the welter of local records. Mrs. Currie, Senior, states that if "Sam" said he saw a thing happen thus, it may be depended upon that he is telling exactly what he really saw.

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