After our class disscussion I learned a lot about Venture Smith. For example: when Venture Smith got into a fight and he grabed a pichfork to defend himself or when Smith said he was married. I did not know slaves were given the freedom to get married or defend themselfs so this was shocking to me. We pointed out in class that this writing was signed by four white men at the bottem of the page. It is meant to signify that this story really did happen and those signitures prove the story.