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little day I _rejDOse watched , from a black the noise _g-irl dress and a bother white of bab the y : ladies this was ' cabin one . of One the
drollest sights I ever saw , the operation took three-quarters of an hourThe child was pretty but very obstinateand would not put
a leg * . or an arm into very anything-, so the black nurse , had to take it by surprise : and this slie did in the most dramatic manner . She began
by singing * , and so got one _garment on , and there stuck ; then she begged me to show little rabbit ( 's wedding present , ) so I
with did , and bunny the . trousers Then my were the nurse tugged began on , , while to cry the and child act was being enchanted hurt ,
and while the child was consoling her she whipped oii the flannel petticoat : after that she began to lay on a combthen she sang ,
p , then she acted animals and cried and sang * again . The negresses are ¦ capital nursesand I believe the children often like them better than
their mothers . , This black girl was a merry girl , but so queer . Suddenlin the midst of her operationsshe stopped short , and wliisi : >
ery , ing to me in the most confidential manner , said , " Isn't the beefsteak awful ? " I _laug-hed , and said , " What do you mean ?"
" Why , at dinner I can't eat it unless it is well cooked and very tender . " She was not starved ; very few domestic slaves are .
Sometimes in the plantations they suffer for want of food . "When we first came here , eight days ago , we went into the principal and hotel ,
' < ¦ the and _society there , , in which consequence was much of bad less weather interesting , stayed * than two that days you , could find saw in a Hastings hoteland contained about the same proportion of
con-, see sumptive society patient a strat s um Then lower we , but came we to hav this e a boarding good larg -house * e airy , wh room ere for we
to writing see the 1 and peop painting le . One , so evening we are well the ladies off ; and sent at for meals me it to is come amusing into ain '
the Savannah drawing is -room six degrees , and I went of latitude , and I south don't think of Alg I iers shall and go yet _ag- we .
, have ice half an inch thickend of February , in the morning . The chare great , hereand I pity the consumptive
anges very , patients but I have . I had fear three I shall delicious not get days any . p I ain am ting rather out of afraid doors of now the ,
snakes in these woods , but X goes first and beats the woods with his stickand I am very careful where I sit . But as there are
great difficultie , s in getting sketches in America , more than in any country I was ever in , mine will be At valuable twelve . clck went into
in "fche Savannah the African midst Bap , Sunday of tist the Cliurch , Feb history . , 28 close th of . — by St . ; John the preacher ; he o related ' , o a black we it in man a , very was
p of icturesque St . John as and a very vivid old manner man , . too Pie old gave even a to _ygtj walk touching to his church account to
preach " Little , being children carried love in one , and another always "— preaching until the peop the le sam were e thing tired — of
, the old man and Ms sermonsand wanted something new— "As ,
you often , my brethren ; and I tell you there is nothing new—it is
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