: John Hope Franklin
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The difficulty arose when the widow, now remarried, refused to permit Jack to visit
, although the black man and woman lived relatively close to one another.
In response, Jack sneaked away at night, absented himself for days at a time, laid
out for weeks, and when the owner still refused him visitation, ran away. As it was
obvious where he was going, he was quickly picked up and returned, but the
remained as resolute as the mistress
. Running away and lying out, ...