170 SLAVE LIFE IN GEORGIA.
to rising, as a man, so I went to Heywood, in
Lancashire, and engaged myself to Mr. John
Mills, a builder. I worked here until I found
that there is prejudice against colour in England,
in some classes, as well as more generally in
America; and as I had an object to accomplish—
of which I shall speak presently—I thought I had
better make my way to London, and set about
seeking the means of carrying that object out.
With this view I quitted my employment, after
a proper understanding with Mr. Mills, with
whom I was on the best of terms, and reached the
metropolis, one Wednesday evening, some time in