Friday, March 12, 2010

15Dec1871, Market Day

MAHOGANY HALL, Friday, December 15th, 1871.
—We met large numbers of well-to-do well-dressed black people streaming down the mountain with loads of fruit, yams, plantains, bananas, etc., on their heads or on mules, it being market day ; all of them, I believe, small freeholders. What I like in the people is their cheerful, friendly civility : "Good marnin', missis Good marnin', Squire !" (to Mr. F. [FN: A Mr. Fisher, their host.]) on all occasions.

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