168 SLAVE LIFE IN GEORGIA.
to England. I engaged to follow him almost
immediately, and to join him in Redruth; but
having heard a great deal, since I had been in
this part of the country, of the Dawn Institute,
at Dawn, Canada West, I wished first to see
something of it. Accordingly I made my way
to it, and remained five or six months, working
at the saw-mill. I helped to saw the walnut
timber which was sent to the Great Exhibition in
Hyde Park, in 1851, and exhibited in the Cana¬
dian department, where I afterwards saw it again ;
and I also constructed a floating self-acting car-
way, designed to draw timber from the water to
the saw, which answered very well, and for which
I was praised.
I had not reason to be pleased with the manner
in which the affairs of the Dawn Institute were
managed. I will not mention names, because I
do not want to speak disparagingly of any body.
But, in consequence, I left Dawn, sooner than I
intended, and having a little money to receive for
work that I had done, I secured a berth on board the
Parliament, Captain Brown, bound from Boston to
Liverpool. We left the former port the last week
in July 1850, and reached Liverpool on the 10th of
August, after a surprising run of fifteen days.