Prince Whipple and Winsor Maffatt Revolutionary Petitioners Historical

Prince Whipple and Winsor Maffatt Revolutionary Petitioners Historical (HM1TBO)

Location: Portsmouth, NH 03801 Rockingham County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.743', W 70° 45.51'

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Portsmouth NH Black Heritage Trail

Prince, enslaved by General William Whipple and his wife Katharine Moffatt, accompanied the general through several battles of the American Revolution but was not freed until 1784. In 1779, however, Prince and Winsor were two of twenty African-born men in Portsmouth who signed an elegantly worded petition asking the State legislature to abolish slavery. The lawmakers tabled the petition. The local newspaper printed the text in its issue of July 15, 1780 "for the amusement" of its readers
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Date Added Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 356849 N 4771093
Decimal Degrees43.07905000, -70.75850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.743', W 70° 45.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 44.58" N, 70° 45' 30.6" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138-158 Market St, Portsmouth NH 03801, US
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