IN HIGH LIFE.
with, she was going to church, but she thought it was
better to come aud see me than to go to church ten
times. I made up my mind I would tell her several
little incidents, but first I called in the old woman,
who had been a slave for some fifty-four or five years.
During that time, she was sold four or five times;
the last man who bought her, kept her for twenty-three
years, and after working her almost to death, he forced
her freedom on her, and sent her to Ohio with fifteen
dollars in her pocket.
After she had conversed freely with the old woman,
the latter left the parlor, when the lady commenced
the conversation with me by saying, "I am an abo¬
litionist." " I am very sorry indeed to hear that," I re¬
plied. She started, and looked at me in perfect
amazement; when I said, "I don't like abolitionists,
nor any that bear the name, as I have seen so much in¬
justice and wrong, and actually speculation done in that
name, that I hate to hear it; but I like every per¬
son—slave-holders, free-holders, or any other kind of
holders who treat all people right, regardless of nation,
station or color; and all men and women who love
their Redeemer, will do this without confining them¬
selves to any one name to make themselves conspicu¬
ous. I have known many ladies here, who contribu¬
ted to causes that were good, but would have their
names withheld, for fear they would be called aboli¬
tionists, for the name abolitionist is applied in con¬
tempt, to those who wish to do mischief.
Miss----then said, " I understand you now, and
your principles; now tell me something about the
" I will now tell you, madam, of a gentleman who