Treatment of Slaves: Clothing

 

                 According to abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld, Samuel Ellison was a Quaker who had lived in Southampton County before moving to Marlborough, Ohio.

 

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                 I knew a Methodist who was the owner of a number of slaves. The children of both sexes, belonging to him, under twelve years of age, were entirely destitute of clothing. I have seen an old man compelled to labor in the fields, not having rags enough to cover his nakedness.

 

 

From Theodore Dwight Weld, American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses (New York: American Antislavery Society, 1839), 42.