I spent the summer of 1845 in Nashville. During the month of September, six hundred slaves passed through that place, in four different gangs, for New Orleans鈥攆inal destination, probably, Texas. A goodly proportion were women; young women, of course; many mothers must have left not only their children, but their babies. One gang only had a few children. I made some excursions to the different watering places around Nashville; and while at Robinson, or Tyree Springs, twenty miles from Nashville, on the borders of Kentucky and Tennessee, my hostess said to me, one day, 鈥淵onder comes a gang of slaves, chained.鈥?I went to the road-side, and viewed them. For the better answering my purpose of observation, I stopped the white man in front, who was at his ease in a one-horse wagon, and asked him if those slaves were for sale. I counted them and observed their position. They were divided by three one-horse wagons, each containing a man-merchant, so arranged as to command the whole gang. Some were unchained; sixty were chained, in two companies, thirty in each, the right hand of one to the left hand of the other opposite one, making fifteen each side of a large ox-chain, to which every hand was fastened, and necessarily compelled to hold up,鈥攎en and women promiscuously, and about in equal proportions,鈥攁ll young people. No children here, except a few in a wagon behind, which were the only children in the four gangs. I said to a respectable mulatto woman in the house, 鈥淚s it true that the negro traders take mothers from their babies?鈥?鈥淢issis, it is true; for here, last week, such a girl [naming her], who lives about a mile off, was taken after dinner,鈥攌new nothing of it in the morning,鈥攕old, put into the gang, and her baby was given away to a neighbor. She was a stout young woman, and brought a good price.鈥? Why was Lewis chained at all, and a man left to watch him? 鈥淭o secure him,鈥?say the Castlemans. Is it customary to chain slaves in this manner, and set a watch over them, after severe punishment, to prevent their running away? If the punishment of Lewis had not been unusual, and if he had not been threatened with another infliction on their return, there would have been no necessity for chaining him. 6 He then said to his hosts, "Take up this stone, and throw it flat on them, so that it doesn't roll off them to somewhere else. And when you have hurled it, get away from there quickly." They let him in, and he saw musicians with desks and instruments, practising for the infernal scene in 鈥淩obert le Diable,鈥?which Meyerbeer was going to bring out, and which sufficiently accounted for the chains, groans, and cries of that celebrated chorus. 日本XXOO成人影院_成av人电影在线观看_不卡的日本AV电影网 5 "Peace be to you! Be glad and rejoice! God is favorable to you, and He sent me to Adam. I have brought him the glad tidings of salvation, and of his being filled with bright light as he was at first. Beyond our vision, weak and dim, 3 But when Adam heard these words from him, he said to him, "Can you make me a garden as God made for me? Or can you clothe me in the same bright nature in which God had clothed me?