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Nov 27, 2011

Slave Trading New England

But wait, I thought slavery wan only in the south....

Me oh my, what would a upstanding yankee be doing running slaves.

I get fed up with the bullshit whiners crying about how bad slavery was in the south.  Hell we treated them better than the north owners and in many cases they were already freedmen and they stayed on the plantation working for wages because they were treated fair.

One more rant before I close.

The blacks who want reparations for their "kinfolk" being slaves makes my blood boil. Once again it's the FSA, .gov tit suckers & welfare work not's that want it.

If you want it that bad, take your sorry fucking ass out of my country and go back to your "homeland" and see how much you fucking love it.

via Free North Carolina

Slaver Captain Nathaniel Gordon of Portland, Maine and his ship, the Erie, was captured at the mouth of the Congo River by the USS Mohican in 1860. Loaded with nearly 900 slaves, the Erie was built in Swansea, Massachusetts about 1850, and owned by a New York City partnership.
Meanwhile, the record of convictions in the courts was as poor as that of seizures at sea. In New York City, where most of the prosecutions took place, only one-sixth of those indicted were convicted. The rest were either acquitted, forfeited bail, escaped from custody, or were released because of hung juries or the court’s unwillingness to prosecute.

From 1837 to 1861 (when Captain [Nathaniel] Gordon alone made at least four slaving voyages), around 125 accused slave traders – officers and crewmen – were prosecuted in New York City; only 20 were given prison sentences, averaging two years apiece. Of these men, 10 received presidential pardons, and 3 more – indicted for capital crimes under the piracy act of 1820 – were allowed to plead to lesser charges. One was briefly convicted of piracy, but the conviction was overturned on a technicality. Clearly, no one in power wanted to hang a man for trafficking in slaves.

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