Benjamin Franklin Quotes About SlaveryQuotes about: Slavery
A [desire] to abolish slavery prevails in North America, many of the Pennsylvanians have set their slaves at liberty, and [Virginia legislators] have petitioned the King for permission to make a law for preventing the importation of more [slaves] into that colony. This request, however, will probably not be granted, as their former laws of that kind have always been repealed.
- Born: January 17, 1706
- Died: April 17, 1790
- Occupation: Founding Father of the United States
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