Norwich, CT: Press of the Bulletin Co. 1881. xiii, 150p, wood-block frontis portrait of the author, 5 x 7.75 inch first edition cloth boards with gilt cover titling; spine mildly sunned, has a half-inch chip to head, front hinge cracked, corner-tips turned and frayed, find former owner's presentation inscription to a church library on front free endsheet. Narrative by a former slave from Virginia who escaped to Massachusetts and reminisced in his memoir about events of and during his lifetime. Written as a way "to aid him in this, his means of support in his declining years"
"My people will be styled a nation yet, and also claim their nationality. For this they have fought and suffered hundreds of years in servitude and bondage."