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    • A Meeting In the interest of the Hampton Institute.

    • Advertisements; Boarding schools; Fund raising; Schools
    • Advertisement for a fundraising event at the Chester Presbyterian Church for benefit of the Hampton Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute which was founded on the banks of the Virginia Peninsula by Brigadier General Samuel Chapman Armstrong in...
    • James Thomas article

    • African American men
    • Newspaper article about James Thomas' trip to Maryland, where he had escaped from slavery 35 years earlier. James initially ran away to Canada, later settling in Ohioville, NY. He did not tell his neighbors that he was a slave until the...
    • Will of Abraham Post, 1790

    • African American slaveholders; African American men; African American boys; African American women; Slavery; Slaveholders;
    • Last Will and testament of Abraham Post of Saugerties, NY. Seven slaves are mentioned to be divided between his heirs.
    • Sojourner Truth

    • African American women abolitionists
    • Portrait of Sojourner Truth. Born Isabella, the ninth child of slaves Betsy and James in Hurley, NY, Sojourner took her new name at the age of 46.
    • 1864-06-23 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • African Americans; African Americans--History; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena of an expedition. He mentions his promotion and speaks about the activities of the infantry and cavalry during the expedition. He describes an incident, in great detail, that involved a man by the name of Dr. Taylor, his slaves,...
    • The Lefevre family Bible

    • Bibles; ; African Americans; Slavery; Slaveholders;
    • Family Bible of the Lefevre family of New Paltz, New York.The front three pages contain the birth records of the family of Daniel Janson and the births records of former slaves of the Philip LeFevre family and Abraham P. LeFevre family.
    • Bethlehem Church video

    • Churches; Church schools
    • This video has pictures of some past and present members of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church which is located at the corner of Route 94 and Jackson Avenue in the town of Cornwall, New York. (The highway was originally called Route 45.) Then the...
    • Judy Jackson obituary

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    • Obituary of Judy Jackson, often called Aunt Judy. The obituary briefly describes her life as a slave. She was two years old when Jeremiah Merrit bought her and her mother. Judy was later purchased by Philip LeFevre as a wedding gift for his son,...
    • Emancipation and Colonination

    • Clippings; Liberty; Slavery; Emigration & immigration; Wills;
    • Two newspaper articles, one reporting the rate to rent slaves in New Orleans and the other on Edward Curd, Sr. of Kentucky manumitting, after his death, 15 slaves, with the condition that 13 must emigrate to Liberia.
    • Newspaper clipping about Judy Jackson

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    • Newspaper clipping about the names slaves took after they were set free around 1825. Many took the sir name of their masters. Judy Jackson said that some took the given names of their father and added a termination to it, such as Jackson and...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: John and Samuel Bard, ca. 1789

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 6. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office," published by Town of Hyde Park Historical Society: In the late 1780s. Dr. John Bard and Dr. Samuel Bard examine their new Italian melons, fertilized with...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Jacobus Stoutenburgh Clears Land, before 1741

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Slavery--New York (State)--History--18th century
    • Panel 3 of Hyde Park Post Office Mural. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office": "Before 1741. Jacobus Stoutenburgh, his sons and slaves clear the land. His log cabin, built 1723, was the first house in Hyde Park Village-- The King's...
    • Greene house

    • Photographs; Houses
    • At Casper Hill Road and Storms Road the Greene house was known as Storms Tavern in the 1800's. Storm's Tavern, located at the southwest corner of Casper Hill Road and Storms Road - an intersection important in Revolutionary and pre-Revolutionary...
    • Storm's Tavern

    • Photographs; Taverns (Inns);
    • Storm's Tavern, located at the southwest corner of Casper Hill Road and Storms Road - an intersection important in Revolutionary and pre-Revolutionary times, when Casper Hill was part of Kings Highway. This sandstone and frame house was built...
    • View from Main Street, Nyack, NY

    • Sheds; Underground railroad system;
    • Viewed from Main Street is a shed with a sign, "Underground Railroad." The structure is on the narrow roadway which runs between Catherine and Main Street, below Midland Avenue. part of this road covers the Nyack Brook. Residents apparently believe...

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