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Re: South Carolina Egyptiams
In Response To: Re: South Carolina Egyptiams ()
The evidence I've seen supports Paul's conclusions on the matter. The SC Capitation Tax books show marginal notes where FPOC decided to become something else--anything else to avoid paying the tax. If the tax collector accepted and documented what they said, they had legal basis for not being Black. No more taxes and no threat of being sold into slavery for failing to pay those taxes. When I explained all of this to my older cousin, she applauded their ingenuity.
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