Memoirs of a Monticello Slave--Dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, One of Thomas Jefferson's Slaves

Auteur: Isaac Jefferson
Taal: Engels
Memoirs of a Monticello Slave--Dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, One of Thomas Jefferson's Slaves
Auteur: Isaac Jefferson
Uitgever: Windham Press
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781628450811
  • juni 2013
  • 88 pagina's
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Memoirs of a Monticello Slave--dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves
By Isaac Jefferson
Isaac Jefferson's Memoirs
Biographical Data concerning Isaac
Biographical Data concerning Campbell
Excerpt from Chapter I
Isaac Jefferson was born at Monticello: his mother was named Usler but nicknamed Queen, because her husband was named George and commonly called King George. She was pastry-cook and washerwoman: stayed in the laundry. Isaac toated wood for her: made fire and so on. Mrs. Jefferson would come out there with a cookery book in her hand and read out of it to Isaac's mother how to make cakes, tarts and so on.
Mrs. Jefferson was named Patsy Wayles, but when Mr. Jefferson married her she was the widow Skelton, widow of Batter Skelton. Isaac was one year's child with Patsy Jefferson: she was suckled part of the time by Isaac's mother. Patsy married Thomas Mann Randolph. Mr. Jefferson bought Isaac's mother from Col. William Fleming of Goochland. Isaac remembers John Nelson, an Englishman at work at Monticello: he was an inside worker, a finisher. The blacksmith was Billy Ore; the carriage-maker Davy Watson: he worked also for Colonel Carter of Blenheim, eight miles from Monticello. Monticello-house was pulled down in part and built up again some six or seven times. One time it was struck by lightning. It had a Franklin rod at one end. Old Master used to say, "If it hadn't been for that Franklin the whole house would have gone." They was forty years at work upon that house before Mr. Jefferson...
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