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 of 1774 and 1775. The 1774 Meeting expressed “all friends that find themselves under a burden and uneasiness on account of keeping them in slavery may set them at Liberty by applying to the monthly Meeting”. The 1775 Meeting concluded that the “Committee … being generally met and after much Conference finding that the alteration that at Present would give Ease of mind to several Friends, is that the Querie should Extend to a Prohibition of Either Buying or Selling Negroes.”

Keywords: North Carolina Yearly Meeting; slavery; liberty; Negroes

Chapter.  490 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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