16 SLAVE LIFE IN GEORGIA.
conscious of any thing. I seemed to have become
quite bewildered. I was aroused from this state of
stupor by seeing that we had reached the main
road, and had come up with a gang of negroes,
some of whom were hand-cuffed two and two, and
fastened to a long chain running between the two
ranks. There were also a good many women and
children, but none of these were chained. The
children seemed to be all above ten vears of ao-e,
and I soon learnt that they had been purchased
in different places, and were for the most part
strangers to one another and to the negroes in the
coffle. They were waiting for Finney to come
up. I fell into the rank, and we set off on oui-
journey to Georgia.