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near Clementsport to the parish church, himself a very picture of ebony dignity.
Lieutenant Clarkson, during his short mission to the Maritime Provinces, was an appreciative witness to the labors in behalf of their own race of men like David George—a Baptist, and Moses Wilkinson and Boston King—Methodists, all of whom, as free Negroes, accompanied him to Sierra Leone, hut he seems to have been unacquainted with the efforts of William Black and James McGregor and others, who recognized in these enslaved Africans men and women for whom Christ died, and who found opportunity to render to some of them such services as Paul the apostle rendered to Onesimus of the olden time.
Frequent offers of rewards for the apprehension of runaway slaves towards the close of the last century indicate growing dissatisfaction with a state of bondage, but this restlessness was not by any means universal. One exception was old Zip Moses, the property of Frederick Davoue of Annapolis, a •'shut-eye sentry", according to Mrs. J. M. Owen, over the old gentleman's daughters, who rewarded Zip's free and easy guardianship with such tokens of good-will as made his position seem to him one to be retained as long as was possible. A lady belonging to this city tells of an old colored man of former days in Halifax who met an offer of freedom made by his master with the sage remark : " Master, you eated me when I was meat, and now you must pick me when I'm bone". The same lady remembers a former slave named Chloe, who died somewhere in the thirties, for many years a servant with the Bains, a Scotch family once residing on the site of the present Academy of Music. This wcman, my informant tells me, had in her countenance few lineaments of the Negro race, and held herself almost aloof from the colored people, a crowd of whom on the