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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject contains "Free blacks"
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Address to the Legislative Council of Florida on the Subject of Its Colored Population by Zephaniah Kingsley, 1823

Address to the Legislative Council of Florida on the Subject of Its Colored Population by Zephaniah Kingsley, 1823

Date
1823
Description
Address to the Territorial Legislative Council of Florida by Zepahaniah Kingsley, a member of the Council and a slaveholder. Kingsley shares his views on the necessity of slavery for Florida's economy and how best to manage the presence of both slaves and free persons of color in the territory.
Collection
An Act Concerning Slaves, Approved December 30, 1824

An Act Concerning Slaves, Approved December 30, 1824

Date
1824-12-30
Description
An act passed Florida's Territorial Legislative Council and approved by Governor William Pope Duval on December 30, 1824. The act sets rules for many aspects of the institution of slavery, including emancipation, runaways, overseers, treatment of slaves, punishment of slave conspiracies, misbehavior, and riots, and restrictions on slaves moving freely about, or trading.
Collection
An Act Concerning Slaves, Free Negroes and Mulattoes, Approved January 19, 1828

An Act Concerning Slaves, Free Negroes and Mulattoes, Approved January 19, 1828

Date
1828-01-19
Description
An act passed Florida's Territorial Legislative Council and approved by Acting Governor William M. McCarty on January 19, 1828. The act effectively establishes an elaborate slave code for Florida, regulating the introduction of slaves into the territory, a definition of a slave, punishments of both slaves and free people of color, licensing for free people of color, slaves with firearms, slaves buying or selling independently of their masters, and runaway slaves.
Collection
Excerpt from Prince Achille Murat's "A Moral and Political Sketch of the United States of North America" Relating to Slavery, 1833

Excerpt from Prince Achille Murat's "A Moral and Political Sketch of the United States of North America" Relating to Slavery, 1833

Date
1833
Description
Excerpt from Prince Achille Murat's 1833 description of the United States, its social customs, political institutions and other attributes. Murat defends the institution of chattel slavery and addresses common critiques of the practice.
Collection
Petition of Leon County Citizens to Remove All Free People of Color from the State, 1850

Petition of Leon County Citizens to Remove All Free People of Color from the State, 1850

Date
1850
Description
Petition signed by numerous citizens of Leon County asking the Legislature to take action to remove all free people of color from the state. The petitioners claim their presence in the state endangers the institution of slavery, as well as both the life and property of the white population.
Collection
Petition of White Citizens of Pensacola Against a Tax on Free Persons of Color, 1847

Petition of White Citizens of Pensacola Against a Tax on Free Persons of Color, 1847

Date
1847
Description
Petition signed by 59 residents of Pensacola asking the Legislature to make the head tax on free people of color imposed by the revenue law of 1845 the same as the head tax for white people.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
flc_non-map_mc11-3Address to the Legislative Council of Florida on the Subject of Its Colored Population by Zephaniah Kingsley, 1823textSlavery
Plantations
Free blacks
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fsd_f348.02s-a188-1824_x01An Act Concerning Slaves, Approved December 30, 1824textSlavery
Plantation life
Free blacks
Slaves--Abuse of
Slaves--Social conditions
Slavery--Law and legislation
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fsd_f348.02s-a188-1827_x01An Act Concerning Slaves, Free Negroes and Mulattoes, Approved January 19, 1828textSlavery
Plantation life
Free blacks
Slaves--Abuse of
Slaves--Social conditions
Slavery--Law and legislation
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/collections/broadsides/thumbnails/fsd_f348.02s-a188-1827_x01.jpg
flc_917.3-m972_01Excerpt from Prince Achille Murat's "A Moral and Political Sketch of the United States of North America" Relating to Slavery, 1833textSlavery
Plantation life
Free blacks
Slaves--Abuse of
Slaves--Social conditions
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s2153_b005_f66_01Petition of Leon County Citizens to Remove All Free People of Color from the State, 1850textSlavery
Free blacks
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/collections/broadsides/thumbnails/s2153_b005_f66_01.jpg
s2153_b005_f62_01Petition of White Citizens of Pensacola Against a Tax on Free Persons of Color, 1847textFree blacks
Petitions
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flc_326-k55t_01Zephaniah Kingsley, Treatise on the Patriarchal or Cooperative System of Society as it Exists in Some Governments, and Colonies in America, and in the United States Under the Name of Slavery, with its Necessity and Advantages, 1829textSlavery
Plantation life
Free blacks
Slaves--Abuse of
Slaves--Social conditions
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