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Re: Henry Watts' freedom status

Art,

I wish I had the time to study these types of cases more closely. There is something in the back of my head that keeps nagging at me about these cases. I think they will reveal that numerous manumissions were never fulfilled. Although you've provided an example of why a few were unsuccessful, due to death, I am sure there are numerous reasons why many people never enjoyed the freedoms they were promised.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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