In chapter 6 of the book Uncle Tom's Cabin what aspects of Black Sam’s behavior support Stowe’s description of him as a man who “… would have done credit to any white patriot in Washington”?
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Black sam is loyal to his mistress Mrs. Shelby. She asks that the horses ride slow after the fleeing slaves. Black Sam is very clever and subtle in delaying the chase hence the reference to patriot in Washington,
"A slave, Sam, understands his mistress' meaning and places a burr under the horse's saddle so that it bolts and throws Haley. It takes several hours to catch the horse, and Sam must first rub it down before Haley can ride it. Thus, the slaves outwitted the slave trader and bought much precious time for Eliza."