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1700–1800

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb.

in Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010

September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 13416 words.

This part of the book explores the eighteenth-century political configuration of Northeast Asia. By the beginning of the century, the Qing Empire had no single governance structure in all...

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1767

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 908 words.

Thomas Nicholson (1715–1780), a prominent landowner, merchant, Quaker missionary, and author in Perquimans County addressed an open letter to his co-religionists a year before the Western...

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1768–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 1149 words.

This chapter presents extracts from the Minutes of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting from 1768 to 1773. The 1768 Meeting advised “all friends to be careful not to buy or Sell in any Case,...

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1772–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3595 words.

George Walton seems to have used dreams to help make or confirm life-altering decisions. Such a practice was characteristic of Quakers in particular in the late eighteenth and early...

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1772–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 553 words.

It was standard practice among Friends when confronting difficult and controversial decisions to wait for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to seek consensus within the affected meeting, and...

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1774

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 4434 words.

In April 1974, Thomas Newby, a prominent Quaker and member of the yearly meeting's Standing Committee, expressed his “uneasiness” to the Perquimans monthly meeting about owning slaves and...

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1774–1775

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 490 words.

This chapter presents extracts from the Minutes of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting of 1774 and 1775. The 1774 Meeting expressed “all friends that find themselves under a burden and...

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1775–1777

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7706 words.

George Walton played a leading role not only in the movement to persuade Friends to free their slaves but also in the confrontation with North Carolina's government that the manumissions...

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1776

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 646 words.

Thomas Newby, who owned fourteen slaves, was one of the wealthiest men in Perquimans County in 1775. When Newby freed ten of his slaves on 3 March 1776, he had been contemplating the move...

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1776–1789

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 2987 words.

The North Carolina Yearly Meeting set up a formal process for persuading individual Quaker slaveholders to set their slaves free. It indicated that many Friends found the decision to let go...

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