Go Down, Moses, 249 (Event)

Page Number: 
249
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
and the anomaly calling itself Percival Brownlee
Page Event Ends: 
252
Era: 
Antebellum (1831-1860)
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Monday, March 3, 1856 to Thursday, December 25, 1856
Summary: 

The first story reconstructed from the ledgers is that of a slave named Percival Brownlee, and seems at least at first as essentially comic. Fifteen entries, alternately written by Buck and Buddy, record Brownlee's apparent inability to perform any of the tasks assigned to him, and his masters' inability to figure out how to solve the problem that he poses.

Chronological Order: 
42.00
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Christmas, Slavery, Slave_Buying, Manumission, Slave-Selling, Renaming, Italics, Writing
Cultural Issues:

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