Florida Cracker Wrote:
Feb 25, 2013 11:30 AM
page 123. Mid-1700s, Chesapeake, “Free black people lost the right to employ white indentured servants, hold office, bear arms, muster in the militia, and vote. page 285, Late-1700s, Upper South, “... and all free blacks, women as well as men, were barred from owning dogs and guns and trading without a permit.” page 356, Early 1800s, Lower Mississippi Valley, “... the legislature struck at the privileges free [black] people had enjoyed under Spanish rules, issuing prohibitions against their carrying guns... page 187, Early 1700s, Northern colonies, “In various places, free blacks were required by law to carry special passes to travel, trade, and keep a gun or a dog.”