A serf; a slave.
- And every bondman and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.
- Yet one incontrovertible fact set him decidedly apart from the rabid cotton state defenders of the peculiar institution: Atchison owned at most one bondman.
- Every man who strives to become a burgess of this town shall first be examined under oath upon a Book that he is no bondman, but free-born and of free status.
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