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Carter, John, fl. 1781 At the General Assembly of the Governor and company of the state of Rhode Island and Providence-Plantations.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: JB00008 Author/Creator: Carter, John, fl. 1781 Place Written: Rhode Island Type: Pamphlet Date: 1781 Pagination: Order a Copy

A record of votes and resolutions of the General Assembly. One interesting subject is a trial of Quaco a enslaved person who went before the assembly for his freedom. Quaco was enslaved by Mr. Honeyman of Newport who was deceased. A British officer claimed that Honeyman promised to sell him Quaco before his death when Newport was under British control. Quaco fled and sought protection from the state.

Quaco, fl. 1781-1815

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