Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034706
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038346 | DOI:

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In 1792, the Standing Committee of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting for the Western Quarter wrote to the Philadelphia Meeting for Sufferings regarding the plight of manumitted persons who had been re-enslaved under the laws of North Carolina. The Eastern Quarter's report, dated 9 January 1797, provided an accounting of 134 blacks whom North Carolina Quakers had freed since the 1770s and who had been re-enslaved, saying that there were more whose cases could not be documented with the available records. One of the 134 emancipated slaves who had been seized and sold was a woman named Dinah whom George Walton had set free.

Keywords: Standing Committee; North Carolina Yearly Meeting; Western Quarter; Quakers; blacks

Chapter.  1418 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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