ed. none South Carolina 107,094
New York 21,324 Georgia 29,264
New Jersey 11,423 Kentucky 11,830
Pennsylvania had passed an act of Gradual Emancipation in 1780. 3,737 Tennessee 3,417
Total 40,370 Total 657,527
The documents and correspondence of the Revolution are full of complaints by Southern slaveholders of their helplessness and peril, because of Slavery, and of the necessity thereby created of their more efficient defense and protection.
Henry Laurens of South Carolina, two years President of the Continental Congress, appointed Minister to Holland, and captured on his way thither by a British cruiser, finally Commissioner with Franklin and Jay for negotiating peace with Great Britain, on the 14th of August, 1776, wrote from Charleston, S. C., to his son, then in England, a letter explaining and justifying his resolution to stand or fall with the cause of American Independence, in which he said:
You know, my dear son, I abhor Sla
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Convention of 1860, 317; nominated for Vice-President, 819; makes a speech against coercion, 402.
La Salle, voyages on the Mississippi, 54; 147.
Lauman, Col., wounded at Belmont, 697.
Laurel Hill, Va., fight at, 522-3.
Laurens, Henry, letter from Washington to, 19; 254; letter to his son, 36.
law, George, in the American Convention of 1856, 247; his letter to the President, 467-8.
lawless, Judge, his charge at St. Louis, 134.
Lawrence, Abbott, of Mass., in th after fall of Sumter, 458; 632.
Walker, William, his invasion of Nicaragua, and his death, 276-7.
Wallace, Col. Lewis, 535.
Walworth, R. H., at Tweddle Hall, 393-4.
Washburne, Mr., of Ill., 305; 560.
Washington, George, letter to Laurens, 19; 42; 43; letters to Lafayette, 51; 81; 82; 83; his fair dealing with the Indians, 102; 254; his Foreign Policy, 264; citation from his Farewell Address, 266; allusion to, 515.
Washington, Col. John A., captured by Brown's men, 290; 293: k