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Newspaper, a complete and authentic issue of the Niles Weekly Register, June 30, 1821, 16pp., disbound, VG. From the back page, in full, “Washington, Penn. June 18. On Thursday last, 58 free negroes passed through this place from Virginia, under the care of Mr. Crew, on their way to join a settlement of the same description of persons, formed sometime since in Brown county, O. They formerly belonged to the estate of Mr. Samuel Gist, who, at his decease, (several years ago in England) manumitted his slaves, in number about 900, leaving them, by will, property to an immense amount. They had with them three waggons to carry their baggage, &c-: while here their behavior was quite orderly, and they seemed to appreciate fully the philanthropic views of their late master in setting them free.” The executors of Gist's estate eventually purchased approximately two thousand acres of land in Adams, Brown, and Highland Counties.
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900 Manumitted Slaves - Many Settle in Ohio

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