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He bid me to not be afraid, nonetheless swearing he may have my funds or whip it out of the wretch who had it. We grew to become and went again approximately miles once we reached where the place he was once. I went reluctantly; yet I trusted my pal for professional tection. after we bought there, I had yet little to assert; yet imminent the waggoner, my good friend acknowledged to him, “You damn'd rascal, you could have handled this boy badly. ” To which he answered it was once my fault. He was once then requested if he didn't get seven funds of my cash, which he confessed. It used to be then demanded of him; yet he declared such a lot solemnly that he had no longer that quantity on this planet; that he had spent my funds and in tended paying it again to me after we obtained to 10 nessee. I then felt reconciled and persuaded my pal to allow him on my own and we lower back to his waggon, prepared, and commenced. His identify I shall always remember whereas my reminiscence lasts; it was once Henry Myers. He lived in Pennsylvania and that i came upon him what he professed to be, a devoted pal and a smart fellow. We traveled jointly for a number of days, yet at size I concluded to endeavour to make my means homeward and for that goal set out back walking, and by myself. yet something i need to no longer forget. The final evening I stayed with Mr. Myers used to be at a spot the place a number of different waggoners additionally stayed. He instructed them sooner than we parted that i used to be a negative little straggling boy and the way I have been taken care of and i used to be with out funds, although I had a protracted trip prior to me via a land of strangers, the place it was once now not even a desert. They have been more than enough to give a contribution a type of money-purse and offered me with 3 dol lars. in this quantity I travelled so far as Mont gomery court-house, within the nation of Virginia, the place it gave out. I set in to paintings for a guy via the identify of James Caldwell for a month for 5 funds, which used to be a couple of shilling an afternoon. while this time was once out, I sure myself to a guy via the identify of Elijah Griffith, by way of exchange a hatter, agreeing to paintings for him 4 years. I remained with him approximately eighteen months whilst he came upon himself so inquisitive about debt that he broke up and left the rustic. For this time I had bought not anything and was once, in fact, left with out funds and with yet only a few outfits and them very detached ones. I, in spite of the fact that, set in back and labored approximately as i may seize employment until eventually I received a bit funds and a few garments and once again reduce out for domestic. whilst I reached New River, on the mouth of a small move referred to as Little River, the white caps have been flying in order that i could not get any physique to aim to place me throughout. I argued the case in addition to i may yet they informed me there has been nice probability of being capsized and drowned if i tried to pass. I informed them if i may get a canoe i'd enterprise, caps or no caps. They attempted to cajole me out of it; yet discovering they can no longer, they agreed i would take a canoe, and so I did, and do away with. I tied my outfits to the rope of the canoe to have them secure no matter what may well ensue. yet i discovered it a powerful ticklish company, I inform you. whilst I received out particularly at the river, i might have given the realm, if it had belonged to me, to were again on shore.