64 SLAVE LIFE IN GEORGIA.
her, made her strip stark naked, and then forced
her to hug the shed post; that is, to clasp it round.
He then made her husband go round and hold
her hands, whilst he flogged her with the cow¬
hide some seventy or eighty lashes, after which
he turned her loose. She was about twenty-five
On another occasion he cruelly flogged her
and another slave woman named Mimey. It was
one Sunday morning, and they were down at the
spring washing their clothes. They quarrelled,
and master hearing their noise came running
down. He made them strip off all their garments,
and sent me for the cow-hide, with which he
beat them till he could not wag his arm any
longer, they crying out all the time.
Amongst us we had a negro named Primus.
His father and mother had been stolen right from
Africa. They both belonged to a Methodist mi¬
nister, the Reverend Mr. Woods, who lived on
Fishing-Creek, about three miles from Stevens'
He had bought them off a slave-ship, directly they
were landed. The vessel had come into the port
of Savannah. The father was from Golah. The
woman came from the Coast of Guinea. Woods
owned a great many negroes. He was a cotton