Chapin Quotes in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Chapin: [Tibeats and a gang are trying to lynch Solomon] Gentlemen... Whoever moves that nigger another foot from where he stands is a dead man. I am overseer of this plantation seven years, and in the absence of William Ford, my duty is to protect his interests. Ford holds a mortgage on Platt of four hundred dollars. If you hang him, he loses his debt. Until that is canceled you have no claim to his life.
[to Ramsay and Cook]
Chapin: As for you two, if you have any regard for your own safety... I say, begone!-- Chapin
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