George W. Williams.

History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens online

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impose duty on slaves and servants imported, 126, 127;
tax on slaves sold, 128;
reduced, 128, repealed, 128;
revived, 128;
prohibit Catholics, Indians, and Negro slaves to appear as
witnesses, 129;
pass act to value slave when executed, 129;
threatened revolt of the free Negroes, 130;
Act in regard to the freedom of slaves, 130;
number of slaves in 1715 and 1775, 325;
arrival of slaves in 1775, 328;
purchaser of the same reproved, 328;
instructions to delegation to Congress relative to the abolition
of slavery, 328;
Lord Dunmore's proclamation freeing slaves, 336;
Negroes join the British army, 339, 352;
declaration of convention against Dunmore's proclamation, 341;
number of slaves in Cornwallis's army, 358;
rights of slaves limited, 409;
slaves who served in the army emancipated, 410;
slave population, 1790, 436.

Walklin, Thomas, testimony in the Sommersett case, 205.

Warren, Joseph, oration on human liberty, 333.

Warwick, Earl of, slaves on his plantation at the Bermudas, 116, 118.

Washburn, Emory, views on the slavery laws of Massachusetts, 179.

Washington, George, acknowledges verses written by Phillis Wheatley,
200, 201;
presents Virginia resolutions of 1774 against slavery, 327;
takes command of the army, 334;
forbids the enlistment of Negroes, 334;
instructed to discharge all Negroes and slaves in the army, 335;
order of, against Negro enlistments, 336;
letter to Congress on admitting Negroes to the army, 337;
letter to Joseph Reed on Lord Dunmore's proclamation, 341;
letter to Gov. Cooke, 345;
letter to Henry Laurens, on the arming of the Negroes, 353;
letter to John Laurens on the failure to enlist Negroes in the
South, 360;
letter to Sir Guy Carleton relative to Negroes, 381;
to Gen. Putnam in regard to a Negro in the army claimed by his
owner, 384;
president of the Federal Convention, 417.

Watson, Capt., arrives at Norfolk, Va., with slaves, 328.

Wayne, Anthony, letter to Lieut.-Col. Meigs relative to Negroes
captured by him, 375.

Wesleyan Methodists establish mission at Sierra Leone, 90.

West India Company, trade in slaves, 135;
children of manumitted Negroes held as slaves by the, 135;
cost of the government of New Netherland to the, 136;
encourage commerce in slaves, 137;
slaves in New York the property of the, 139.

West Indies, Negroes captured and made slaves, 117, 118;
slaves sold at, 181;
England furnishes Negroes to the, 237.

Western Territory, plan for the disposal of the, 416;
slave population, 1790, 436.

Wheatley, Phillis, an African poetess, 197;
visits England, 198;
publishes her poems, 199;
marries John Peters, 200;
death of, 200;
poem to Washington, 200;
Washington's letter of acknowledgment, 201.

Whipple, John, sued by Jenny Slew, a slave, 228.

Whitefield, Rev. George, his plantation and Negroes in Georgia, 321.

Williams, George W., orations on "The Footsteps of the Nation,"
"Early Christianity in Africa," 111;
first colored graduate from Newton Seminary, 111;
ordination poem by Rev. Dr. Abbott, 111.

Wilson, D.A., principal of school at Liberia, 100.

Wilson, Jacob, on African languages, 67.

Wilkinson, Gardiner, discovers a Theban tomb with Negro scenes, 15;
condition of white and black slaves, 16.

Willson, Capt. John, charged with exciting slaves, 226.

Windsor, Thomas, master of ship "Seaflower," arrives at Newport,
R.I., with slaves from Africa, 269.

Winter, Sir William, a slave-trader, 138.

Worcester, Mass, representative instructed to vote against slavery,

York, Duke of, conveys Delaware to William Penn, 249.

Yoruba, Africa, Negro kingdom, 31;
slave trade stopped, 31.

Zerah, king of Ethiopia, 454.