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With trifling exceptions, both the ideas and the language are her own.
I pruned excrescences a little, but otherwise I had no reason for changing her lively and dramatic way of telling her own story.
I had also a great treasure in my maternal grandmother, who was a remarkable woman in many respects.
She was the daughter of a planter in South Carolina, who, at his death, left her mother and his three children free, with money to go to St. It was during the Revolutionary War; and they were captured on their passage, carried back, and sold to different purchasers.
In consequence of numerous requests of this kind, she asked permission of her mistress to bake crackers at night, after all the household work was done; and she obtained leave to do it, provided she would clothe herself and her children from the profits.