They lashed out at their slaves when they were angry, filled with rage, or had convenient access to horsewhip. And that includes about Isaac Franklin. In , the General Assembly abolished entail , a practice that required large estates to be kept intact through generations.
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When loyalist plantations were captured, enslaved women were often taken and sold for the soldiers' profit. Kenneth Thomson opens the door to his house, which is clapboard and painted a pretty cottage yellow—quaint, not grand. Each carried 5 to 50 slaves. The six lots contained a brick residence fronting Wall Street, a boarding house, a kitchen, and the jail, which faced Broad Street.