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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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, that can be reasonably avoided…” The 1769 Meeting concluded “absolute Prohibition” in purchasing Negroes. The 1770 Meeting requested Friends to “bear a faithful Testimony against the Iniquitous Practice of Importing Negroes.” The 1772 Meeting explained providing “Natural Right to Liberty and freedom” to Negroes having “Secret Satisfaction” in their minds of having used their best endeavor.

Keywords: North Carolina Yearly Meeting; Negroes; freedom; liberty; satisfaction; prohibition

Chapter.  1149 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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