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AL~Prohibits Manumission 1860
In Response To: Alabama: Free Black Population ()

Quoting:
Durant Hatch did not free his slave Jacob but charged his executor to settle Jacob on some portion of his land and allow him to "enjoy his own time under direction, control and protection of my executors," 36 In 1842 Richard G. Harrison's will set aside 960 acres for six of his slaves and left twenty-four other slaves to benefit the six, requiring that his executor give bond to ensure the will's provisions were carried Out. 3 7 The growing threat from abolitionist propaganda influenced the Alabama legislature to prohibit manumission in 1860.

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Source: Rogers, Ward, Atkins Flynt.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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