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Selections: A White Slave.--Don't Be Alarmed

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I nm not about to Ilústrate the eollarism that binds iho profcssed Abolitionist to the support of the servile Whig and Loco parties, in spite of" the decisions of his judginenl and the voicc of his conscieiiee; bul to teíl a short story of a real slave. A few days ngo I went into my snnctum af' ter (inner, and noticed as I cntercd, what see mod to be a very good looking white mechanic, in his every day working dress, sitting on a box by the window. As he was a strnnger to me, I only said " how d'ye do! " and ver} soon forgot that he was there. Some time after Mr. B. came in, and said, "Have you talked with our fnend from the South V' "No, where is he ?" "Ho ! Ha! Why th?re he sits in the corner Let me introduce him. This is Mr. Vm Johnson, from Georgetown, D. C." I had seen too iiuich of slavery to be very much eurprised at the blue eyes, light hair perfect!) white and ruddy complexion, am Circassian features of this white slave. A short ccnversation fully satisfied me that he was as he said, a fugitive from Georgetown He had the quick wit, shrewdncss of reply the superstitions and foible of his fellow slaves and the degree of local knowlcdge, and ignorance of all things else to be expected froui a slave in that city. He was sold to a trader with about 20 others, and he escoped from the evil ones just as they were putting them into the wagon lo con- vey them 10 the vessel, with the irons on his wrists. His escape was so wonderful that he could only suppose that the hand of the Lord was in it, o hinder them from seeing him!- On the Washington sido of Rock Creek he met an Iris-hman who at-ked him about the "ruffles" on his wristfi. Wm. toló him the "ehildren had put them on for fun!" Queer fun! For 56 hours he travelled onj hungry and wearied, unable to loy down or remove his clothing. At last a colored girl took ofl his irons, and the fugitive travelled on more freely. An old Quaker lady in Penn. gave him some of her deceased husband's clothing Others aided him with money and fooi. He is nn excellent house painter, and will doubtless find good business in Canada. He told me that twovery white and benutiful girls whom I noticed among the colored people in a chnrch in Georgetown, !nst winlfir, were the illeiri'irnale dtiughfers of Judge of the DiPtrct Court. They are ftoe and wealthy. William says that hrs sisters nre even fairer ihan himself, resembling their white father very much. The si-ter who drowned herself, referred to in the letter from Mr. Brown , is the same woman whoae nffèctinËT tale was communicated to the New Vork Evangelist recently, by 'A member of Congress,' (Mr. Gntes.) Will in m has often earned for his mnster $60 a month, at his trade. But Mr 'atferson nover taught him to rond. and after -enrs of fnithful service, he sold him to tfn.rader. So much for the srratitude of a riavo


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