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During the hardships of obtaining emancipation, two couples shared one home in Illinois. Residing with them was a young black girl named Polly Crocket. But after five years, Polly, along with the two couples, were abducted, placed into a canoe, and taken down south where they became slaves. Polly was then bought by a prior who, after a year, faced setbacks that required him to sell all he owned, i…

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