Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation eBook

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Title:  Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838-1839

Author:  Frances Anne Kemble

Release Date:  May 24, 2004 [EBook #12422]

Language:  English

Character set encoding:  ASCII

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In the press, by the same Author, complete in One Volume,

An English tragedy

A play,

In five acts.

MARY STUART.

Translated from Schiller.

A play,

In five acts.

MLLE. DE BELLISLE.

Translated from Dumas.

A play,

In five acts.

JOURNAL

OF

A RESIDENCE ON A

GEORGIAN PLANTATION

1838-1839.

By Frances Anne Kemble.

* * * * *

Slavery the chief corner stone.

’This stone (Slavery), which was rejected by the first builders, is become the chief stone of the corner in our new edifice.’—­Speech of Alexander H. Stephens Vice-president of the Confederate States; delivered March 21, 1861.

* * * * *

1863

TO

ELIZABETH DWIGHT SEDGWICK

THIS JOURNAL,

Originally kept for her,

IS

MOST AFFECTIONATELY

Dedicated.

PREFACE.

The following diary was kept in the winter and spring of 1838-9, on an estate consisting of rice and cotton plantations, in the islands at the entrance of the Altamaha, on the coast of Georgia.

The slaves in whom I then had an unfortunate interest were sold some years ago.  The islands themselves are at present in the power of the Northern troops.  The record contained in the following pages is a picture of conditions of human existence which I hope and believe have passed away.

London

January 16, 1863.

JOURNAL.

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