Sunday, February 27, 2011
Harper's Weekly Slave Cartoon, ca. 1863
POMPEY. "What day ob de month id dis, Massa?"
MASTER. "Twenty-sixth December. Why?"
POMPEY. "Oh! cause you knows Massa LINKUM he gib us our Papers on de First January, God bless um; and now I wants to say as how you allus was a good Massa, and so I'll gib you a Mont's Notice to git anudder Boy. Niggers is powerful cheap now, Massa!"
source: Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 10,1863