I have now seen a number of further responses that have been sent
directly to me. When I have pursued the leads offered me I shall post a
summary back to the list. It is clear that the emancipation on 4 July
1827 WAS substantive, but it is also clear that there is some mystery
about those who remained unfree.
John Weiss <[log in to unmask]>
Researching the four thousand Black Americans
who took their freedom in the War of 1812