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The Having of Negroes Is Become a BurdenThe Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina$
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Michael Crawford

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034706

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034706.001.0001

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1774–1775

1774–1775

Evolution of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting's Policy on Slave Ownership

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(p.82) 4 1774–1775
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The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden
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Michael J. Crawford

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0008

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

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