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I left home at age nine until I was seventeen. This is a true story about my life as a run-a-way boy. The events that took place are all true. I feel like I must tell it all, the way it happened, the whole story without leaving anything out. To any young person reading this book and contemplating running away from home, the best advice I can give you is DON'T. Show More Show Less
From the intro:"Having heard while in Slavery that "God made of one blood all nations of men," and also that the American Declaration of Independence says, that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;" we could not understand by what right we were held as "chattels." Therefore, we felt perfectly justified in undertaking the dangerous and exciting task of "running a thousand miles" in order to obtain those rights which are so vividly set forth in the Declaration.I beg those who would know the particulars of our journey, to peruse these pages.This book is not intended as a full history of the life of my wife, nor of myself; but merely as an account of our escape; together with other matter which I hope may be the means of creating in some minds a deeper abhorrence of the sinful and abominable practice of enslaving and brutifying our fellow-creatures."
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