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Twelve Years a SlaveNarrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853$
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Solomon Northup and David Wilson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807869437

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869444_northup

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[Page 310] Chapter XXII.

[Page 310] Chapter XXII.

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Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses how the author tarried at New Orleans two days. During that time, he pointed out the locality of Freeman's slave pen, and the room in which Ford purchased him. They happened to meet Theophilus in the street, but the author did not think it worthwhile to renew acquaintance with him. From respectable citizens, they ascertained he had become a low, miserable rowdy—a broken-down, disreputable man. They also visited the recorder, Mr. Genois, to whom Senator Soule's letter was directed, and found him a man well deserving the wide and honorable reputation that he bears. He very generously furnished them with a sort of legal pass, over his signature and seal of office, and as it contains the recorder's description of the author's personal appearance, it may not be amiss to insert it here.

Keywords:   New Orleans, Freeman's slave pen, Ford, Theophilus, respectable citizens, disreputable man

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