Queries respecting slavery in Massachusetts with answers (manuscript draft) by Jeremy Belknap, [April 1795]
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In January 1795, Virginia judge St. George Tucker wrote to Boston clergyman and scholar Jeremy Belknap, asking him to circulate a list of queries about the history and abolition of slavery in Massachusetts. Belknap eventually distributed copies of these queries to some forty "gentlemen as it was supposed would assist in answering them." Belknap collected and compiled the responses he received from these men and forwarded them to Tucker in April 1795. This is a draft manuscript of the compiled responses, from the Jeremy Belknap papers.