“A Short Account of a visit made by Isaac Jackson to Friends on the Western Shore of Maryland: 1776”
Scope and Content note
This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript which describes Jackson’s interviews with Quaker enslavers in Maryland. The volume is organized by the names of individuals that Jackson interviewed, their reasons for enslaving people, and whether they could be peruaded to emancipate them.
- Jackson, Isaac (Person)
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Isaac Jackson (1734-1807) was born on July 2, 1734 in Londongrove Township, Pa., the son of William and Katherine (Miller) Jackson. He was a cloack maker by trade, and his home was a refuge for those escaping slavery. He was an active abolitionist; he worked to persuade enslavers to emancipate the people they enslaved, speaking at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1758 with John Woolman and the Gunpowder Quarterly Meeting in 1776, and writing a letter to the West River Quarterly Meeting with Joseph Berry and Benjamin Parvin. In 1762, he married Hannah Jackson, and the couple had 12 children. Isaac Jackson died on June 27, 1807.
0.02 Linear Feet (1 volume)
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.
- “A Short Account of a visit made by Isaac Jackson to Friends on the Western Shore of Maryland: 1776,” 1776
- Kara Flynn
- December 2015
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