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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 48

2. Lewis Clarke and Milton Clarke, Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke, Sons of a Soldier of the Revolution, During a Captivity of More than Twenty Years among the Slaveholders of Kentucky, One of the So Called Christian States of North America (Boston: Bela Marsh, 1846). (144 p.)

Narratives of two brothers of mixed ancestry who spent the their childhood as slaves in Kentucky. Eventually, they made their way to Oberlin, Ohio, as fugitives, thereby gaining their freedom. Both narratives contain rich detail of slave life and the underground railroad. (The collection has a copy of Lewis Clarke’s narrative distributed by another printer in volume 71 [no. 6].)