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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. 1387 words.

The North Carolina Yearly Meeting's Standing Committee believed that the new law should apply only to slaves set free after the Act to Prevent Domestic Insurrections was passed. The...

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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. 578 words.

The Standing Committee of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting believed it was important to promulgate the true motives behind the manumissions. In their October 1777 assembly, the yearly...

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1777–1778

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. 519 words.

This chapter presents an Account of Sale of Negroes Sold at Hertford, North Carolina during 1777–1778. The county court sold all manumitted who had been seized to new owners. The yearly...

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1777–1797

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. 1418 words.

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...

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1778

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. 1287 words.

The superior court of the district of Edenton, in November 1778, heard on appeal the case of the blacks manumitted by North Carolina Quakers and reversed the order of the Pasquotank and...

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1779

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. 632 words.

During the 1778–1779 session, a joint committee of the legislature found that “the conduct of the said Quakers in setting their slaves free… was highly criminal and reprehensible,” and the...

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1779

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. 1089 words.

In 1779, the yearly meeting responded to the legislature's libel about the Quakers' motives in freeing their slaves by drafting a petition that explained that they had acted on their...

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1779

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. 731 words.

Thomas Nicholson wrote a letter in which he harshly rebuked to a man who had informed the state authorities of the identity or location of slaves that Nicholson had privately freed. He...

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1788

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. 516 words.

The yearly meeting regularly sent memorials to the General Assembly seeking a change in the law of manumission that would protect the slaves they set free from re-enslavement. The version...

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1788

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. 692 words.

Despite the frustration that North Carolina Friends experienced when liberated slaves were re-enslaved, they continued to free slaves. In response, in 1788 North Carolina's legislature...

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1797

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. 726 words.

In January 1797, Thomas Jordan, clerk of the Standing Committee of the Eastern Quarter of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting, sent a printed copy of a bill that had been proposed in the...

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1797

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. 2079 words.

In 1797, the confrontation between the Quakers of North Carolina and the state of North Carolina came to debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as the result of two...

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1797

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. 3490 words.

On 30 January 1797, Pennsylvania congressman John Swanwick presented the freemen's petition to the House of Representatives. His introducing of this petition was in character with his...

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1797

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. 1141 words.

The Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting held in September 1797 presented to Congress a memorial touching on the situation in North Carolina. The memorial recalls the Continental Association that...

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1797–1798

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. 8384 words.

On 29 November 1797, when “The Memorial and Address of the People Called Quakers” was laid before the Senate of the United States, it was read and immediately ordered to lie on the table....

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1798

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. 251 words.

The chapter presents the minutes of the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting for Sufferings held on 16 February 1798. The minutes said that the memorial “issued in a Conclusion of the United States...

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18

Gerda Lerner.

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

September 2004; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9624 words.

During the end of their period at Belleville, Angelina suffered periods of illness and Sarah did too. Early in 1853 the Welds were invited to join Raritan Bay Union, a newly formed...

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1833

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3833 words.

In introducing the history of peyote in Mexico, this chapter begins with an incident in 1833, when the Mexican doctor Ignacio Sendejas attempted to cure cholera with a concoction made from...

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1864

Grant R. Brodrecht.

in Our Country

June 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 10389 words.

The second chapter looks at northern evangelicals in relation to the election of 1864. Although the war’s evolving aim, which now included emancipation, reflected northern white...

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1887

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 4781 words.

In this chapter, we consider the moment when European and American scientists “discovered” peyote. John Briggs was one of the first Americans to write about peyote (in 1887), followed...

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