She told me she did not know exactly how it was ordered, but she had been told that my mother had left a sum of money, and had tied her plantation for the payment of it, to be made good to the daughter, if ever she could be heard of, either in England or elsewhere; and that the trust was left with this son, who was the person that we saw with his father.
The case was plain; he was bred a gentleman, and by consequence was not only unacquainted, but indolent, and when we did settle, would much rather go out into the woods with his gun, which they call there hunting, and which is the ordinary work of the Indians, and which they do as servants; I say, he would rather do that than attend the natural business of his plantation.
They most willingly embraced the proposal, and came all very cheerfully along with him: so we allotted them land and plantations
, which three or four accepted of, but all the rest chose to be employed as servants in the several families we had settled.
In order to defend and protect the women and children who were left on the plantations
when the white males went to war, the slaves would have laid down their lives.
Only an hour before, Jerry had come down from the plantation
house to the beach to see the Arangi depart.
I desire to depart in order to get properly drunk afar off and distant from this heavenly plantation
. Thus I shall cause no trouble."
Legree had been drinking to that degree that he was inclining to be very gracious; and it was about this time that the enclosures of the plantation
rose to view.
Directly before him, across the twelve-mile channel, lay Florida Island; and, farther to the right, dim in the distance, he could make out portions of Malaita--the savage island, the abode of murder, and robbery, and man-eating--the place from which his own two hundred plantation
hands had been recruited.
None of the field hands working in the field to which Williamson was going had seen him at all, and the most rigorous search of the entire plantation
and adjoining country failed to supply a clew.
Colonel Lloyd kept from three to four hundred slaves on his home plantation
, and owned a large number more on the neighboring farms belonging to him.
He did not mention the money he owed me, but he said: `Here is a picture of your plantation
that I've painted for you.' I looked at it.
The merchant in London, vesting this hundred pounds in English goods, such as the captain had written for, sent them directly to him at Lisbon, and he brought them all safe to me to the Brazils; among which, without my direction (for I was too young in my business to think of them), he had taken care to have all sorts of tools, ironwork, and utensils necessary for my plantation
, and which were of great use to me.