David Bailey letter to the Friends of Cedar Creek, 1812 March 26

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Title

David Bailey letter to the Friends of Cedar Creek, 1812 March 26

Subject

Bailey, David, 1776-1854; Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting; Nixon, Samuel; Whitfield, Benjamin

Description

.Letter of David Bailey to the Friends of Cedar Creek written from Prince George, March 3, 1812. Bailey informs the Meeting that the blacks in the care of Samuel Nixon need to leave the area and that they have expressed a desire to settle in Pennsylvania. Bailey says Nixon will bring the people to Cedar Creek as he understands "some friends with Waggons are about to set out from your parts to the western Country ..." Bailey writes that Nixon will explain the case of these people when he arrives.

Creator

Bailey, David, 1776-1854.

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1812-03-26

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jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

MS 2012.3

Coverage

Cedar Creek (Va.)

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Text

To Friends of Cedar Creek

This may inform that the Black people, whom
Samuel Nixon hath the care of to your Settlement, are such as are like to be brought into a suffering situation as will appear by a letter from Benjamin Whitfield; they were first Brought within the Verge of
our meeting and by a late account from Benjamin Whitfield it appears neccessary they should go further and being desirous to Settle in some part of Pensylvania, Friends of this meeting have conferd together on the subject and think it best to advise them to your parts, for the most favourable
opertunity of suitable Company, as we have
understood some friends with Waggons are about to set out from your parts to the western country therefore have directed Samuel Nixon to Commit them to your care (with a statement of their case as far as he may be able to give) for further directions and assistance as may be thought proper. - It is by request of friends here that I have writen these few lines ---

David Bailey

Prince George 3rd Mo. 26th. 1812

Original Format

Ink on paper

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Citation

Bailey, David, 1776-1854., “David Bailey letter to the Friends of Cedar Creek, 1812 March 26,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 22, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/3.