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Kizzy

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    jillianoscr

    [1]Apr 8, 2007
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    Why was Kizzy sold?

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    MyCritique

    [2]Apr 9, 2007
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    jillianoscr wrote:

    Why was Kizzy sold?

    She was sold as "punishment" for forging a traveling pass for Noah, another slave on her plantation who tried to run away.  Missy Anne Reynolds the niece (but alleged daughter) of Dr. Reynolds (who now owned Toby, Belle, & Kizzy among others) had taught Kizzy how to read and write when they were children and had recently given Kizzy a pass to use to travel unaccompanied... So Kizzy used that as a template for a new one for Noah to use so that he would not be harrassed. However during that era, it was against the law for slaves to read and write, and after Noah was captured and beaten, he admitted to his owner that Kizzy had forged the pass.

    Hope this helps!

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    jillianoscr

    [3]Apr 14, 2007
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    MyCritique wrote:
    jillianoscr wrote:

    Why was Kizzy sold?

    She was sold as "punishment" for forging a traveling pass for Noah, another slave on her plantation who tried to run away.  Missy Anne Reynolds the niece (but alleged daughter) of Dr. Reynolds (who now owned Toby, Belle, & Kizzy among others) had taught Kizzy how to read and write when they were children and had recently given Kizzy a pass to use to travel unaccompanied... So Kizzy used that as a template for a new one for Noah to use so that he would not be harrassed. However during that era, it was against the law for slaves to read and write, and after Noah was captured and beaten, he admitted to his owner that Kizzy had forged the pass.

    Hope this helps!

     

    Thanks so much!!!

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    MyCritique

    [4]Apr 16, 2007
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    You're welcome!
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