"Freedom might be too great a temptation" Historical

"Freedom might be too great a temptation" Historical (HM1XM2)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.018', W 75° 9.003'

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Hercules, Washington's enslaved chef, asked that his son Richmond be brought to Philadelphia. If Hercules wanted Richmond to witness free people of African descent in Philadelphia, his wish ended after a short period of time. Washington sent Richmond home after writing of his fear; quoted in the letter below, that his enslaved people here would seek freedom. Despite his precautions, Washington's concerns later became reality when Hercules successfully escaped.
"The idea of freedom might be too great a temptation for them to resist. At any rate, it might, if they conceived they had a right to it, make them insolent in a State of Slavery."
HM NumberHM1XM2
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487182 N 4422251
Decimal Degrees39.95030000, -75.15005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.018', W 75° 9.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 1.08" N, 75° 9' 0.18" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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