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Frank Cogliano, professor of American history at the University of Edinburgh, discusses Thomas Jefferson's legacy as it relates to the American Revolution, and looks at how Jefferson himself wished to be remembered--as the author of the Declaration of American Independence and of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and as father of the University of Virginia.
General Assembly determines “Negro women’s children to serve according to the condition of the mother.”1667
General Assembly passes “An act declaring the baptisme of slaves doth not exempt them from bondage.”1669
Virginia passes an act regarding the casual killing of slaves: “If any slave resist his master (or other by his master’s order correcting him) and by the extremity of the correction should chance to die, that his death shall not be accompted felony.”1670