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1797: Congress Debates the Freemen's Petition

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0026
Subject:
History, African-American History

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 patronage of ... More


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