Comment by Justin Schwartz on Dunmore proclamation (from PEN-L)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Sun Aug 24 20:41:24 MDT 2003

The Brits also offered to free slaves who fought with them in the War of
1812. There is a line in full
version of the Star Spangled Banner referring to "the hireling and the
slave," that is, the Hessian
mercenaries and the Brit-emancipated blacks, as enemies of the Americans.


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