Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Stowe, Harriet Beecher - be owned like property! she...

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Harriet Stowe was a very elderly looking woman, who was born June 14, 1811. She seemed as if she was ready to give me a piece of her mind as soon as I stepped into the room. She seemed to have a presence of high intelligence about her, and I began to feel overwhelmed. I could tell that this was going to be a hard one to crack, or maybe not. “How are you, Mrs. Stowe?” I asked sweetly. “Don’t play with me sonny!” she yelled. I was very startled by this action, and I didn’t take kind to little old ladies yelling at me when they were the one on trial. “You’re right. I’m here on behalf of the death of President Taylor. Can you help me with my case,” I asked. “I can’t really be of any help because I didn’t know President Taylor too well. I just knew that he owned slaves, and I don’t believe in slavery,” she replied. “So, you’re an abolitionist?” I inquired. “But, of course. I believe that all humans have the right to freedom, and should not
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Unformatted text preview: be owned like property! she answered. Ah ha! So, you admit that you didnt like President Taylor because he owned slaves, I inferred. I would say that I didnt like him, but I didnt agree with his beliefs, and I also didnt believe that the President of the United States should own slaves, she replied. So, you decided to take matters into your own hands, by getting rid of President Taylor yourself! I said finally cracking the puzzle. Butwait! she yelled after me, but I was already out the door. I knew that a jury would give her death if I asked for it. I was becoming very good at cracking people open, and examining their minds. I would be going to the court house first thing in the morning to arrest the suspects, so that I can get these bums off the street and stop them from killing again. I love my job!...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2009 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Struddle during the Spring '09 term at Martin Luther.

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