Sunday, February 5, 2017

President Washington's Escaped Slave

There's a new book coming out on February 07, 2017 which should make good reading.

"While New York law condemned all slaves within the state to a lifetime of bondage, any slave who was brought into Pennsylvania would be granted freedom after six months, which the president did not realize until nearly the last moment."


"Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire."

(All except for one)