Sale and Capture
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.
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.