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THE MOST REMARKABLE WOMAN OF THIS AGE Harriet Tubman the famous fugitive slave from Maryland risks her life sneaking into slave territory to free slaves Slaveholders posted a 40000 reward for the capture of the Black Moses One of the teachers lately commissioned by the New- England Freedmens Aid Society is probably the most remarkable woman of this age That is to say she has performed more wonderful deeds by the native power of her own spirit against adverse circumstances than any other She is well known to many by the various names which her eventful life has given her Harriet Garrison Gen Tubman c but among the slaves she is universally known by her well earned title of Moses- - Moses the deliverer She is a rare instance in the midst of high civilization and intellectual culture of a being of great native powers working powerfully and to beneficient ends entirely untaught by schools or books Her maiden name was Araminta Ross She is the granddaughter of a native African and has not a drop of white blood in her veins She was born in 1820 or 1821 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland She seldom lived with her owner but was usually hired out to different persons She once hired her time and employed it in the rudest farming labors ploughing carting driving the oxen c to so good advantage that she was able in one year to buy a pair of steers worth forty dollars When quite young she lived with a very pious mistress but the slaveholders religion did not prevent her from whipping the young girl for every slight or fancied fault Araminta found that this was usually a morning exercise so she prepared for it by putting on all the thick clothes she could procure to protect her skin She made sufficient outcry however to convince her mistress that her blows had full effect and in the afternoon she
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