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That's not true. He could have freed them while he was

Posted on: February 11, 2019 at 12:29:44 CT
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alive. From Virginia law "[T]hose persons who are disposed to emancipate their slaves may be empowered so to do, and the same hath been judged expedient under certain restrictions: Be it therefore enacted, That it shall hereafter be lawful for any person, by his or her last will and testament, or by any other instrument in writing, under his or her hand and seal, attested and proved in the county court by two witnesses, or acknowledged by the party in the court of the county where he or she resides to emancipate and set free, his or her slaves, or any of them, who shall thereupon be entirely and fully discharged from the performance of any contract entered into during servitude, and enjoy as full freedom as if they had been particularly named and freed by this act."


This law allowed slave owners when they were alive to free their slaves, provided slaves were of sound body and older than 18 if a female and older than 21 if a male, but not above the age of 45. Thus, Jefferson could have freed many of his slaves within the law while he was alive.
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Bad quotes from Bad Presidents - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:01:39
     Fate gave us 3 incredible presidents to start. - RHAYWORTH MU - 2/11 12:27:26
          Washington was no hero and craved power - pickle MU - 2/11 13:58:35
          Washington raised an army against his own citizens - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 12:31:57
               Maybe because about half of his citizens - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 13:05:02
                    you’re an idiot, GAT (nm) - pickle MU - 2/11 13:59:05
                    lol GAT (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 13:07:31
               would you toss out everything else about Washington and - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:58:36
                    lol 90 - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 13:06:55
                         I don't adore him, it was just a question (nm) - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 14:32:49
                              I know (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 14:52:10
                         Possibly because you BUY too much whiskey. And - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 13:22:54
                              the board's libertarian (nm) - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 14:07:11
                              Actually, the Articles were working well - pickle MU - 2/11 14:02:41
                                   They also weren't working if we were going to - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 14:07:21
                                        That doesn’t make sense - pickle MU - 2/11 14:25:48
                              I'll stipulate that men wanted greater power and - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 13:28:01
               That was the major tax funding at the time. - RHAYWORTH MU - 2/11 12:50:57
                    that's where it all began, yes (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 12:52:23
               Jon Adams represented the British soldiers accused of - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:38:19
     some real **** stain presidents there... - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:10:42
          Interesting choices of quotes for wild Bill and the black - hokie VT - 2/11 12:23:38
          I've often wondered about Jefferson - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 12:13:20
               what's a 'work within the system guy" and I would offer that - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:24:42
                    RE: what's a 'work within the system guy" and I would offer that - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 12:37:17
                         is it your contention that he ran for office not aware of - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:59:46
                              I used the word "wondered" (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 13:08:16
               how was he a hypocrite?(nm) - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:14:52
                    Well for one, he wrote "all men are created equal" - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:15:23
                         You should read the book too. Its time you - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 12:20:59
                         there it is... - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:20:44
                              Oh, he was just following the law in owning hundreds - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:21:37
                                   RE: Oh, he was just following the law in owning hundreds - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:30:06
                                        I was responding to someone asking about what hypocrisy - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:36:29
                                             then struggle away - they weren't viewed as the same - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:40:17
                                                  So then if a black man was not a man - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:42:29
                                                       He was property, obviously - like a dog, a horse, or - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 12:53:04
                                                            The "property" distinction was made in the Dred Scott - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:59:06
                                                                 no, it wasn't "made" in that decision, it was ruled to - 90Tiger MU - 2/11 14:34:05
                                   and they were all inherited... - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:22:11
                                        That's not true. He could have freed them while he was - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 12:29:44
               Read "The Summer of 1787". Fantastic book that - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 12:14:47
                    Just ordered it for kindle. Nm - hokie VT - 2/11 12:41:41
                         Would like to know what you think of it.(nm) - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 13:02:22
          Yeah, I hope you didn't mean my boy Thomas, since - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 12:12:16
               you are clearly distantly removed(nm) - escalade NWMSU - 2/11 12:13:09
                    Surely not THAT clear. Unless you - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 12:20:23
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