Thursday, April 24, 2008

i am mary prince

I am Mary Prince; I was born in Bermuda at Brackish Pond now known as Devonshire Marsh in Devonshire Parish in 1788. My parents are both slaves and I have lived in the slavery for forty years. In this time I have seem my family torn from each other when sold to different masters, I have been unmercifully whipped and beaten for the slightest transgressions, I seen my people treated as cattle, no worst then cattle by their masters. Mans inhumanity to man has left an indelible mark on my life and had it not been for our lord and his hand in others I would surely succumbed to my wretched existence.

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