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Hi im john blackburn and i have 2 beiatuful little girls named olivia and kori and wifi named mary whose prgenat with our first boy named luke. i was a former slave and a poor edicatuon and i escaped now im working as a day worker and do anytihng for money. i escaped nd now speak as a abolitionist twoards my life about slavery to gain money. my little girls mean everghtng to me nd so excited to see them in some weeks and i cant wait to teach my little boy about artillery. We have gotten up every day at danw and leaned about shotting and drills such as quickly getting bullets from a cartridge box and loading into a gun but i miss my family and were learnign to be still on horseback to fight as calvary and working as a team. i cant wait to go back home and have home made food and playing cards and having some beer.

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Working for everyone,
just to get rejected.
feeling like im nothin,
i dont get respected.
My color, my story, has everyon disgusted.
I need your help so I can abolist all of this.
I need to learn  drills
i dont wann be taking pills,
Working to get killed.
discriminating me like you know me.
I want to be equal,
i need a pay to take care of my family,
sorry to inform you but you owe.
making me do the dirty work,
 haven't you heard heard I am no slave no more.
Emancipation Proclamation
without any good intention
Im doing even worse,
i dont get a chance,
to ride a horse.
I am capable of so much more,
You know it, I know It.
I'm For your jealousy,
But we both have to work in infantry.
not telling me what the strategy.
destroying your own army
because of your pride.
Dont worry i dont need to learn from you,
i can get my own ride,
causing a better blockade on
me than on the actual war,
 dont worry I wont say a word.
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