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The Story of Mattie J. Jackson

Her Parentage--Experience of Eighteen years inSlavery--Incidents during the War--Her Escape from Slavery

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Author: L. S. Thompson
Published: 1866
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,302 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 951
Added to site: 2006.02.23 12909

e that when that little spirit departed as though all heaven rejoiced and angels veiled their faces.

My mother too in concert joined,-- Her mingled praise with them combined. Her little saint had gone to God Who saved him with his precious blood.

Who said "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not."


Soon after the war commenced the rebel soldiers encamped near Mr. Lewis' residence, and remained there one week. They were then ordered by General Lyons to surrender, but they refused. There were seven thousand Union and seven hundred rebel soldiers. The Union soldiers surrounded the camp and took them and exhibited them through the city and then confined them in prison. I told my mistress that the Union soldiers were coming to take the camp. She replied that it was false, that it was General Kelly coming to re-enforce Gen. Frost. In a few moments the alarm was heard. I told Mrs. L. the Unionists had fired upon the reb



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