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Horsmanden, Daniel (1694-1778) A Journal of the proceedings in the detection of the conspiracy [New York slaves]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04205.01 Author/Creator: Horsmanden, Daniel (1694-1778) Place Written: New York Type: Books Date: 1744 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Full title: "A Journal of the Proceedings in the Detection of the Conspiracy formed by some White People in conjunction with Negro and other Slaves, for burning the City of New-York in America, and murdering the Inhabitants." Published in New York by James Parker. Howes H652, Sabin 33058. Horsmanden presided over the trial and later served on New York's Supreme Court. Fullest account of the so-called Negro Plot of 1741, based on depositions. Reprinted in 1971 by Beacon (see GLC 4205.02)

People: Horsmanden, Daniel

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Slavery, Slave Rebellion, Rebellion, Judiciary, Law

Sub Era: Slavery