Virginia considers abolition in 1831

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Dave Wilma

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I just learned that the Virginia legislature considered a bill to gradually abolish slavery in 1831. The Nat Turner insurrection killed that. Talk about a what if. This seems to follow other trends in the North such as no child born after a certain date was automatically a slave.

Does anyone have any details of this legislation?
 
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