Writing by Emma Bynim, Student of a Freedmen's School

I left. North carolina. august be fore last. and I had god by my side. and he helped me a long. I traveled 65 miles and we had 52 in our number. be fore. we crost. the river. we could whear. the pickets soods.[? for swords?] strike the stirrup and we tought. we wold. be taken eny moment. the babys. cried. and we could whear. the sound of them. on the warter. we lay all night. in the woods. and the next. day. we traveled. on and we. reached. Suffolk that night. and we. lost twenty. one. of the Number.

Emma Bynum


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