A Former Slave Writes of His Visit to Pierpont

A Former Slave Writes of His Visit to Pierpont

I know that my time is not very much longer among you and I bid you all god speed in all good work.

C.A. Garlick.

I know that my time is not very much longer among you and I bid you all god speed in all good work.

C.A. Garlick.

Jefferson, O., February 11, 1884.

Jefferson, O., February 11, 1884.

Having lived in the county of Ashtabula for 50 years, I thought it would be a good plan to look over the county, and while out on one of my looking trips a few days since my good luck brought me to the hospitality of the good folks in the township of Pierpont, a town in which I never rested my weary bones before.

Having lived in the county of Ashtabula for 50 years, I thought it would be a good plan to look over the county, and while out on one of my looking trips a few days since my good luck brought me to the hospitality of the good folks in the township of Pierpont, a town in which I never rested my weary bones before.

It is said that a man is never too old to learn, and I believe it, for if I had not taken the trip to Pierpont I surely would not have learned what I know now about the folks I met during my stay in that town. Meetings were going on in the different churches during my stay which gave it the appearance of a town of good habits. On the night of my arrival, I stayed with a gentleman, Mr. Volney Wilson whom I have known since his boyhood days. He looks the picture of health and acts as young as a man of twenty-five years. He has a nice young wife who does her part to make life pass off pleasantly during the dull time that we are having now in this once prosperous country.

It is said that a man is never too old to learn, and I believe it, for if I had not taken the trip to Pierpont I surely would not have learned what I know now about the folks I met during my stay in that town. Meetings were going on in the different churches during my stay which gave it the appearance of a town of good habits. On the night of my arrival, I stayed with a gentleman, Mr. Volney Wilson whom I have known since his boyhood days. He looks the picture of health and acts as young as a man of twenty-five years. He has a nice young wife who does her part to make life pass off pleasantly during the dull time that we are having now in this once prosperous country.

For forty years I have been acquainted with H. Morduff, who resides east of the center of Pierpont on a nice small farm, well watered and very productive. He has one of the finest orchard of apple trees on the place I ever saw. In order to fully satisfy any good man or woman who has former acquaintance with the Morduff family, they want to visit them after a number of years absence and then they will appreciate seeing them more and can talk over more haps and mishaps than they ever talked before, for they never forget anything in the world.

For forty years I have been acquainted with H. Morduff, who resides east of the center of Pierpont on a nice small farm, well watered and very productive. He has one of the finest orchard of apple trees on the place I ever saw. In order to fully satisfy any good man or woman who has former acquaintance with the Morduff family, they want to visit them after a number of years absence and then they will appreciate seeing them more and can talk over more haps and mishaps than they ever talked before, for they never forget anything in the world.

We talked about Mr. A.K. Garlick, who wore the first long whiskers in the county and said that he would not cut them off until all of the slaves were freed. I also called at another place during my tour of inspection, which highly gratified me while I was among almost entire strangers.

We talked about Mr. A.K. Garlick, who wore the first long whiskers in the county and said that he would not cut them off until all of the slaves were freed. I also called at another place during my tour of inspection, which highly gratified me while I was among almost entire strangers.

Mr. Wilson has a good farm and has some nice boys and girls to help him cultivate the land and grow rich thereon. He is a millman and a good one.

Mr. Wilson has a good farm and has some nice boys and girls to help him cultivate the land and grow rich thereon. He is a millman and a good one.

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