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A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, A Colored Man. Noah, or ? Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities supported the electronic publication of this title.
It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text. Noah Davis 89 p. Baltimore Published by John F.
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Slaves -- Virginia -- Biography. Freedmen -- Maryland -- Biography. Slavery revs futures day trading room Virginia -- History -- 19th century. THE object of the writer, in preparing this account of himself, is to. Having already, within twelve years past, purchased himself, his wife, and five of his children, at a cost, altogether, of over four thousand dollars, he now earnestly desires a humane and christian public to. God has blessed him in an extraordinary manner, not only by granting freedom to him and so large a portion of his family, but by giving him the hope of the gospel, and permitting him to preach that gospel among his own people--in which calling he has been engaged for about twenty five years.
The building, of which the above cut is an imperfect representation, fronts as above feet on Saratoga street, and 46 feet on Calvert street. Apprenticed to the Shoe-making--Learns housework-- Intemperance--"A negro can't be trusted"--Learning how to write and cipher. Religious Experience--Conviction and Conversion. Account of a Visit to the northern Cities--True Friends. Revs futures day trading room of this Book. John Thom, of a large merchant mill, located on "Crooked Run," a stream running revs futures day trading room Madison and Culpepper counties.
My father was the head miller in that large establishment, in which responsible station he was much respected. There I was born, and remained until I was twelve revs futures day trading room old. Patten was always considered one of the best of masters, allowing his servants many privileges; but my father enjoyed more than many others. Both he and my mother were pious members of a Baptist church, and from their godly example, I formed a determination, before I Page 10 had reached my twelfth year, that if I was spared to become a man, I would try to be as good as my parents.
My father could read a little, and make figures, but could scarcely write at all. His revs futures day trading room, on those Sabbaths when we remained at home, was to spend his time in instructing his children, or the neighboring servants, out of a New Testament, sent him from Fredericksburg by one of his older sons. I fancy I can see him now, sitting under his bush arbor, reading that precious book to many attentive hearers around him. Such was the esteem I had for my pious father, that I have kept that blessed book ever since his death, for his sake; and it was the first New Testament I read, after I felt the pardoning love revs futures day trading room God in my soul.
My father died, August 20,aged 60 years. My mother, Jane Davis, at the death of my father, removed from the farm, where my father died, and spent the remainder of her days in Fredericksburg, with her children. She lived to good old age, and fell asleep in Jesus, Dec.
My father had been allowed to keep a cow and horse, for his own use; and to raise and feed his hogs and poultry from the mill.
I had several brothers and one sister. Two of my brothers, one older, the other younger than myself, lived with our parents, at this place. My oldest brother worked in the mill, with my father, while my youngest brother and I did little else than play about home, and wait upon our mother.
I had several playmates, besides my brothers, and among them were the sons of Col. Thom, and the servant boys who stayed at his house.
Although many years have passed away since, it gives me pleasure, even now, to recollect the happy seasons I enjoyed with the playmates of my childhood. But this pleasant state of things was not to continue long. The owners of the mill and farm concluded to sell out the whole concern. My father and his family then removed to another farm, belonging to our owner, located in Culpeper county, near Stevensburg.
Here I remained nearly two years, working, part of the time, with a carpenter, who was building a summer residence for my master; and the rest of the time, assisting Page 12 my father to cultivate as much ground as he and his revs futures day trading room could tend.
Here I learned something of a farmer's life. Daniel Brown, had the reputation of being one of the best overseers in the county. But my father's family was not put under him further than for his protection; for after our owner sold the mill, he set my parents free, and allowed them to maintain themselves, by cultivating as much ground on the farm as they needed.
Apprenticed to the shoe-making--Learns housework-- Intemperance--"A negro can't be trusted"--Learning how to write and cipher. IN December,for the first time in my life, I left my parents, to go a distance from home; and I was sad at the thought of parting with those whom I loved and reverenced more than any persons on earth. But the expectation of seeing Fredericksburg, a place which, from all I had then learned, I supposed must be the greatest place in the world, reconciled me somewhat with the necessity of saying Good-bye to the dear ones at home.
I arrived at Fredericksburg, after a day and a half's travel, in a wagon--a distance of some fifty miles. Having arrived in town, a boy green from the country, I was astonished and delighted at what appeared to me the splendor and beauty of the place.
I spent a merry Christmas at my revs futures day trading room master's stately mansion, along with my older brother, and for a while forgot the home on the farm.
But soon, another home was selected for Page 14 me, where I might learn a trade, and as I preferred the boot and shoe-making, I was put to Mr. Thomas Wright, a man of sterling integrity, who was considered the best workman in the whole town. Here I had an older brother living, which was some inducement for my going to live with Mr.
I was bound, to serve until I should be twenty-one years old. This was in January, Upon entering with Mr. Wright, I learned that the colored boys had to serve one year with Mrs. Wright, in the house and kitchen. The object of this was to train them for future usefulness, when called from the shop, to serve as waiters or cooks. Wright was a good manager, and a very particular housekeeper. I used to think she was too particular. But I have learned better since.
I have often wished, when I have been seeking homes for my children, that I could find one like Mrs. She would spare no pains to teach her servants how she wanted her work done; and then she would spare no pains to make them do it. I have often looked back, with feelings of gratitude and veneration, to that pious lady, for her untiring perseverance in training me up in the Page 15 way I should go.
But she is gone, as I trust, to receive the reward of righteousness, revs futures day trading room a better world. After I had been under Mrs. Wright's special charge the first year, she could leave me to cook a dinner, or clean the house, or do anything she might set me at, without her being present. I was now considered fit to take my seat among the hands in the shop.
Here I found quite a new state of things. The shoemakers, at that time, in Fredericksburg were considered the most intemperate of any class of men in the place; revs futures day trading room as the apprentice-boys had always to be very obliging to the journeymen, in order to get along pleasantly with them, it was my duty to be runner for the shop; revs futures day trading room I was soon trained how to bring liquor among the men with such secresy as to prevent the boss, who had forbidden it to come on the premises, from knowing it.
But, in those days, the drinking of ardent spirits was a common practice, even among christians. With such examples all around, I soon learned the habit of drinking, along with every other vile habit to which my companions were addicted. It was true in my Page 16 case, that "evil communications corrupt revs futures day trading room manners;" and had it not been for the strictness with which my boss and his amiable lady watched over me, I should in all probability have become a confirmed drunkard, before my time was out.
But they held the reins over me, and kept me in, until I had served out my apprenticeship. I can say, however, that, much as I was inclined to other vices and sins, Mr. Wright readily gave me a recommendation for honesty, truthfulness, and goodness of character. In fact, he had felt such confidence in me, that he would often leave his shoe store in my care, when he would have to go to the revs futures day trading room, for a supply of stock.
And I can truly say, that I never deceived him, when he thus trusted me. Nothing would mortify me as much, as to hear it said, "A negro can't be trusted. I wanted to show that principle was not confined to color.
But I have been led to look at it since, and have thought that perhaps it was more pride than principle in me, at that time, for I was a wicked sinner. The first idea I ever got of writing, was from trying to imitate my employer, who used to write the names of his customers on the lining of the revs futures day trading room and shoes, as he gave them out to be made. So I tried to make letters, and soon succeeded in writing my name, and then the word Fredericksburg, and so on.
My father had previously taught me the alphabet, in the spelling book, before I had left the mill. After I became religious, I would carry my father's New Testament to church, and always try to get to meeting in time to hear the preacher read a chapter before sermon. If he named the chapter before reading it, I would soon find it. In this way, I gathered much information in pronouncing many hard words in the Scriptures. It was a long time before I learned the meaning of the numeral letters put in the Bible over the chapters.
I had often seen them in the spelling book running alongside a column of revs futures day trading room but no one ever told me that they were put there for the same use as the figures.