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Roger Taney manumits his slaves

01/01/1816

Taney does not manumit his slaves immediately, but rather provides that they will be freed in a few years. He will continue to provide monetary assistance to the older slaves in the form of a small monthly allowance. -- Joanne Williams

Source Citation: 

Carl Brent Swisher, Roger B. Taney (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935), 94.

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