12.29.2007

The Papers of Henry Clay, pg. 312



December 29, 1807

Motion Relating to Freedom Claims of Certain Slaves

The bill prepared for Henry Clay was meant to limit the time of commencing certain actions by ‘people of color’. Kentucky laws had until then responded to the Pennsylvania and Virginia law on importation of black people, but never required the recording of importation on domestic slaves.

The Papers of Henry Clay, pg. 312