Roger Taney manumits his slaves

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.
    Date Certainty
    How to Cite This Page: "Roger Taney manumits his slaves," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College,