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Green, Timothy (fl. 1784) [Four pages extracted from a printed folio volume of state laws, 18th century]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09723 Author/Creator: Green, Timothy (fl. 1784) Place Written: Connecticut Type: Printed document Date: 1700 - 1800 Pagination: 4 p. ; 30 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One document entitled "Indian, Molatto, and Negro Servants and, Slaves" dated 1784. Pages were extracted from a printed folio volume of state laws. The law imposes a rule that any unaccompanied servant in public without a ticket or pass would be perceived as a runaway. This violation would cost twenty shillings. Measures extends to travelling alone, staying out past nine o'clock among many other regulations.

Background Information: This is likely printed out of the "Acts and Laws of the state of Connecticut in America," dated in 1784. Printed by Timothy Green.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: SlaveryEnslaved peopleRunaway SlaveLegislation

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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