This essay Captured has a total of 628 words and 7 pages.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
[Set is quiet, it is dark. Burns is struggling trying to unlock something.]
Burns: [to himself] Stupid things wonít come off. I need to get out of here. A man like me, a reverend, a good man that can read and write and teach should not be out some boat being treated like garbage.
[Burns continues to struggle and finally gets free. He goes to the edge of the ship and jumps into the cold water]
[Burns enters the downtown area of Boston]
Burns: Finally I am free! It is time to write back to my dear brother to tell him how to get to freedom. Nobody needs to be kept as a slave. There is so much more for everyone!
[Burns sits down at the house he is staying at and begins to write his brother Albert a letter]
Burns: Dearest Albert, I have finally made it to Boston. It is beautiful here. The people are much different. They are kind and caring. Although some are like those in the south, most arenít. I am sure you would love living here. Have you considering coming? It was much easier than I though. I jumped right off the boat that I was on. It was an easy swim to shore as we were already in the harbor. This would be a much better place for you. We could continue your schooling and you could even find a job working. The jobs here arenít like back home. You work side by side with whites and there isnít hate. It is time for me to go, please be sure that Suttle doesnít see this. Say hi to my friends. Love always, Anthony.
[Albert in his house in the South. Suttle comes in angry]
Suttle: Albert! Where are you? Are you in here?
Albert: Yes massa Iím right here. What is the matter?
Suttle: I have a letter here addressed to you from Anthony. Did you know he ran away? Why didnít you tell me?
[Suttle smacks Albert]
Albert: I am sorry sir. I never ment to cause any trouble. I promised my brother I wouldnít tell anyone. It wonít happen again.
Suttle: Damn right it wonít. Weíre going to Boston to get him back now! Get ready weíre leaving after supper on the ship.
[Albert packs his belongings and prepares to go to Boston]
[Suttle and Albert arrive in Boston and set out to get Burns. They first go to the police.]
Suttle: One of my slaves is in this here city. I want you to help me get him back. I canít do this on my own. Someone here stole him!
Police Deputy: We will certainly do all we can sir. Now youíll have to give us a good description of him to make things easier. Come into this room here and we can talk.
[The two men exit the stage.]
[Police barging into Burnsí home]
Police: Anthony Burns? Are you here? We need to speak with you immediately.
Burns: What can I help you with?
Police: You are under arrest for escaping away from Suttle in the south and coming to live here giving people the impression you were actually free, when really you are a fugitive.
Burns: Officer I did no such thing. I was told when you got to the North, no matter by what means you were free right away. I am a free slave, not a slave that is a fugitive. Please donít do this!
[Burns struggles with police as they take him away.]
Burns: Albert you told them didnít you! You have betrayed me!
[Police take Burns away]
Topics Related to Captured
Abolitionism in the United States, Anthony Burns, Burns, Suttle, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Higginson, Thomas Wentworth
Essays Related to Captured
The Republican Party Overall Issues 1860-1868The Republican Party: Overall Issues, 1860-1868 The Republican party during the 1860's was known as the party more concerned with civil rights and the common American. This came about through a series of sweeping changes in the party that occurred during two major time periods: the 1860-1864 and 1864-1868. The changes in the party reflected the attitude in the North as opposed to the confederate, democratic South. The main issue that divided the two was slavery and its implications for control
Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were influenced by national division. Douglass was a very successful abolitionist who changed America's views of slavery through his writings and actions. Frederick Douglass had many achievements throughout his life. Douglass was born a slave in 1817, in Maryland. He educated himself and became determined to escape the atrocities of slavery. Douglass attempted to escape slavery once, but failed. He later made a successful escape i
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORYCOLORED TROOPS IN UNITEDSTATES HISTORY UNITEDSTATES COLORED TROOPS Before Fort Sumter, South Carolina was fired upon on April 12, 1861, seven states in the deep south had seceded from the Union, and a Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama which adopted a Constitution and elected Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, four more states seceded, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Slave states remaining in the Union were Missouri
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassThe Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass To the general public slavery is known as a wicked and pitiless practice that has long since been abolished. However, to many other poor souls, slavery has had a much deeper impact on them. There are many accounts having to deal with slavery and its evils, yet The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself is by far the most powerful account in illustrating the evils of slavery through the eyes of the enslave
Life during the Civil War was not a pleasant time There was Life during the Civil War was not a pleasant time. There was basically utter chaos going on the South. Soldiers had to deal with the harsh conditions and the thought of death. Plantation owners had to worry about who was going to work their fields. Business owners had to worry about who was going to buy their products. Citizens had to worry about soldiers destroying their property. And the government had to worry about how to pay the soldiers and how to end the war. This was a very rough time t
The Underground Railroad was the most dramatic protest action against The Underground Railroad was the most dramatic protest action against slavery in American history. The operation of helping slaves escape using underground networks began in the 1500s. Which was later helped by the abolitionist activity of the 1800s. The route of the underground rail road was a constructed network of escape routes that originated in the South, their connections run all throughout the North, and eventually ended in Canada. Escape routes were not just restricted to the North, but
Frederick Frederick Douglass, a slave in America until the age of 20, wrote three of the most highly regarded autobiographies of the 19th century, yet he only began learning to read and write when he turned 12 years old. After an early life of hardship and pain, Douglass escaped to the North to write three autobiographies, spaced decades apart, about his life as a slave and a freeman. The institution of slavery scarred him so deeply that he decided to dedicate his powers of speech and prose to fighting i
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States Many peoples have contributed to the development of the UnitedStates of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
Is there a godis there a god The belief in some higher presence, other than our own, has existed since man can recollect. Religion was established from this belief, and it can survive and flourish because of this belief. Christianity, one of several forms of religion that exist today, began sometime during the middle of the first century. Christians believe in a higher presence that they call God. This belief in God is based on faith, not fact; faith is unquestioning belief that does not require proof or e
Krystal D Aaron Krystal D. Aaron 422-17-3246 HY 201, section 2 April 4, 2004 Martin Van Buren - His Presidential Years 1837 to 1841 [pic][pic] The Eighth President of the UnitedStates In the election of 1836, Van Buren won easily with 170 electoral votes against 73 for Harrison, 26 for White, 14 for Webster and 11 for Mangum. In popular votes Van Buren received a total of 764,176 votes compared to 550,816 for Harrison, 146,107 for White and 41,201 for Webster. Major Issues of the Election of 1836 Van Buren di
StampiereBJ (Brian Joseph) OK this should be showing up now...it\'s fine on my pc 1607-1762 S -Colonies had started as a religious refuge for Puritans, Pilgrims, and Separatists, then later Catholics and other religions -Had no slaves until 1619, and did not start large-scale slave trade until later in the century -Many colonists were indentured servants paying for passage through labor -Life was incredibly difficult, there was rampant disease, and at first few colonists survived, especially in the Chesa