George Wilkins' Cabin in "A Point of Law" (Location)

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George Wilkins' Cabin
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Cabin
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1797
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273
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Like Lucas Beauchamp, George Wilkins lives in a tenant house on Roth Edmonds' plantation. To hear his wife Nat tell it, Wilkins' house is in very bad shape: she calls it "dat house whar de back porch is done already fall off of" and complains that because there is no stove and no well, she has to cook in the chimney and walk half a mile for water (220). Much of the narrative revolves around Nat's desire for George to fix the place up, at her father's expense; it does not seem as if the landlord has any obligation to do so.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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