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Circa 1775: Thomas Nicholson Urges Immediate Emancipation

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/9780813034706.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

In his 1767 open letter to Friends Thomas Nicholson advocated a form of gradual emancipation, he stated that he was willing to give freedom to all his slaves if a legal expedient by which it could be ... More


1767: Thomas Nicholson Urges Gradual Emancipation

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/9780813034706.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Thomas Nicholson (1715–1780), a prominent landowner, merchant, Quaker missionary, and author in Perquimans County addressed an open letter to his co-religionists a year before the Western Quarter ... More


1779: Thomas Nicholson Upbraids an Informer

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/9780813034706.003.0021
Subject:
History, African-American History

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 asked the ... More


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