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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 89] Chapter VII.

[Page 89] Chapter VII.

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Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses the time when the author and Harry left the New Orleans slave pen. They followed their new master through the streets, while Eliza, crying and turning back, was forced along by Freeman and his minions, until they found themselves on board the steamboat Rodolph, then lying at the levee. In the course of half an hour, they were moving briskly up the Mississippi, bound for some point on Red River. There were quite a number of slaves on board beside them, just purchased in the New Orleans market. The author remembers a Mr. Kelsow, who was said to be a well-known and extensive planter, and who had in his charge a gang of women. Their master's name was William Ford.

Keywords:   Harry, New Orleans, slave pen, new master, Eliza, Freeman, Mr. Kelsow, William Ford

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