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Letter, to James Anderson, 1797 February 20

 Item — Box: 12, Folder: 1797.02.20
Identifier: A-301.56

Scope and Contents

Washington acknowledges receipt of Andersons reports & letter -- Andersons opinion of the overseers is no doubt correct, and "if the Negroes will not do their duty by fair means, they must be compelled to do it" -- despite Washingtons policy of feeding, clothing, and caring for the slaves, they will try to shirk their work with feigned sickness especially after night walking, and must be examined promptly when claiming sickness.

Dates

  • 1797 February 20

Creator

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Extent

From the Collection: 7.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

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