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Bailey, F. (fl. 1781-1792) Postscript to the Freeman's Journal, Sept. 21.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05818 Author/Creator: Bailey, F. (fl. 1781-1792) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Broadside Date: 21 September 1781 Pagination: 1 p. ; 42.2 x 34.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05818 Author/Creator: Bailey, F. (fl. 1781-1792) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Broadside Date: 21 September 1781 Pagination: 1 p. ; 42.2 x 34.1 cm.

Summary of Content: This document is a copy of the Postscript to the Freeman's Journal from 21 September 1781. It contains letter from a free black man named Cato, "a poor negro," complaining of a newly proposed act that would have sent free blacks back into slavery. Also includes a continued recount of the proceedings of the assembly, a letter to the printer about the anniversary of the Battle of Bemis Heights, 19 September 1777, and a few other news items.

Background Information:

People: Bailey, F., fl. 1781-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryBattleContinental ArmyGovernment and CivicsAfrican American HistorySlaveryFreemen

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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