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Lucretia took Frederick to Baltimore, to live with Sophia and Hugh Auld, Thomas’s brother and sister-in-law. ” So Frederick wrote of his new circumstances. ” About a year later Aaron Anthony died without a will, and the boy, now part of an estate to be divided among Lucretia and her two brothers, was sent back to the place where he had been born. Again he was rescued by Thomas Auld and returned to Baltimore, where Sophia taught him to read, a subversive act which aroused her husband’s wrath. But it was too late.

About a year later Aaron Anthony died without a will, and the boy, now part of an estate to be divided among Lucretia and her two brothers, was sent back to the place where he had been born. Again he was rescued by Thomas Auld and returned to Baltimore, where Sophia taught him to read, a subversive act which aroused her husband’s wrath. But it was too late. As Frederick wandered the city, and especially the docks, he improved his reading, not to mention his listening, heard the word “abolition,” talked with indentured and free laborers, and got religion.

Parents pushed the young to mental precocity as well. Unlike American Indians who permitted children to Wnd their own ways, English elders coerced. 13 Examples of permissiveness exist, but they are rare. Moralists condemned it. ” Roger North demonstrated how, for those parents who could not resist, the tendency to be lenient could serve authority: “Great use may be made of that fondness which disposeth parents to gratiWe children’s litle craving appetites, by doing it with an adjunct of precept, as a reward of obedience and vertue, such as they are capabale of, and at the same time being kind, and tender in GratiWing them.

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