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Unformatted text preview: this cruelty like I have endured. Especially Ellen, cursed she will be for the great beauty God bestowed upon her. I cannot stay and let my children go through the same hardships that I have been brought up in. I have condemned my children by bringing them into this world as slaves. If I can just find freedom I will be able to buy Benjamin and Ellen and give them the life they deserve, a life free from slavery. I have to do this for my family, for my late mother, for my grandmother that she may she her child be free, and for myself. I need to leave now, I will not rise at dawn for another day under the shackles of slavery. Tonight is the night I claim my freedom!...
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- Fall '09