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Re: assimilation of Chesapeake fpoc with LA Creole
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This response is to this thread and an earlier one where you mention Hispanola.
In Dr. Tommie Bogger's book Free Blacks in Norfolk (VA) 1790-1860 he states (page 24)
"Numerous ships docking at local wharves brought the latest accounts of the revolution in France ...even more propitiously rumors of Haitian blacks filtered into the borough and then actual refugees - French men and women, slaves and free persons of color - began to stream into Norfolk...
In the footnote on page 207..Bogger states that many of these refugees would "become permenant residents"
I do know that many would migrate to other states.
footnote page 206)Ira Berlin in his book Slaves Without Masters would write " news of the successful slave rebellion in Haiti encouraged slaves to run away, especially in Norfolk because a large number of Haitian refugees arrived in the borough in 1793 and they bought slaves with them"
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