Virginia Passes Fugitive Slave Law
Virginia passes a fugitive slave law.
Richard Ligon Publishes A True and Exact Historie of the Island of Barbadoes in London
Richard Ligon publishes A True and Exact Historie of the Island of Barbadoes in London. The book contained one of the first detailed descriptions of a British slave plantation, and gave rise to the story of Inkle and Yarico.
George Fox Writes Letter
George Fox, the Quaker leader, writes a letter ‘To Friends beyond sea, that have Blacks and Indian Slaves’. This is the first letter written by a Quaker expressing some doubts about slavery in the New World.