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Here's a little info on the slave holding Quakers:Some of my husband's
Bruce, Littler, and Ross ancestors , who were Quakers in Frederick Co., VA,
owned slaves. It is my understanding that at least some of them began
owning slaves with the intent to set them free after teaching them to read
and write while treating them as part of the family. One of the homes
contained a secret room in the house as part of the underground RR.
Finally, when it was discovered how they help the slaves, many Quakers had
to leave the area for, our case, southern OH.
From: Plumpett@aol.com <Plumpett@aol.com>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: Plantations
>JOHN ----- you wrote ::
>""I even see on the web a golf plantation in Michigan. And another one
>in Hawaii. So the traditional usage of the word is not restricted to
>the south. ""
>You have made my point exactly -- the usage of the word " Plantation " was
>never restricted to the South ( USA ) . It was a common< routine > land
>description in the 1600-1700 Northeast USA e.g. Delaware , Pennsylvania ,
>Now we hear farm , ranch , etc, but vitually never Plantation in a generic
>sense in those areas , unless someone is trying to add a " mystique " to
>I also agree that slaveholding was not restricted to the South i.e. some
> ( Union ) states had slaves, or almost as bad , " indentured servants " ,
>while many Southerners did not practice and / or actively opposed slavery .
>However , I would have been remiss if I had not clearly stated that the "
>plantations " of my Quaker ancestors were not slaveholding ; in fact 200
>years later , many of their descendents even broke with their Orthodox
>Brethern to fight for the freedom of everyone in the American Civil War as
>Progressive Quakers " or "Quaker Baptists".
>Incidentally , the " Plantations " in Hawaii may be just that !! Many of
>these are and were large and old agricultural enterprises -- Castle and
>may still be one such Plantation ( pineapples ) ??
>Amelia Island Plantation may also have been a seacoast plantation or part
>rice , hay , etc. were grown on some of the Florida , Georgia , etc. "
>southern " plantations --many islands were owned by a single family .
>RORY : you wrote ---""that would 'ante' belleum "".
>YES -- ante meaning " before " not anti --meaning " opposed " -- THANKS .
>Regards to all .
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