The mill was about three miles from the plantation.
Though I was a mere child during the preparation for the Civil War and during the war itself, I now recall the many late-at-night whispered discussions that I heard my mother and the other slaves on the plantation indulge in.
The names of the farms nearest to the home plantation
were Wye Town and New Design.
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.
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.
In order to that I found out by inquiry the plantation
where he lived, and with a woman of that place whom I got to help me, like what we call a chairwoman, I rambled about towards the place as if I had only a mind to see the country and look about me.
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
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.
He divided things so justly, and so much to every one's satisfaction, that they only desired one general writing under my hand for the whole, which I caused to be drawn up, and signed and sealed, setting out the bounds and situation of every man's plantation
, and testifying that I gave them thereby severally a right to the whole possession and inheritance of the respective plantations
or farms, with their improvements, to them and their heirs, reserving all the rest of the island as my own property, and a certain rent for every particular plantation
after eleven years, if I, or any one from me, or in my name, came to demand it, producing an attested copy of the same writing.
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.