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Re: "Free" vs. "Freed".
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As for freed and free living in different communities, I don't know if that was the case in VA and NC. My experience has shown they lived together along with the always free Native people.
Also, could we use the word freed when pertaining to convicts who came to America? We know that prisoners were given the choice of coming to America to escape imprisonment. Do we know if all prisoners were of European descent? Would they be considered free or freed if they were people of color?
I haven't looked much at head rights. Does anyone know if ethnicity was specified in these documents?
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