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Nanny of the Maroons Sign Peace Treaty

The Jamaican maroon communities under Nanny of the Maroons and others sign a peace treaty with the British, ending the First Maroon War. The British recognize the maroons, but the maroons are forced to accept the slavery system on the island.

South Carolina Act Makes it Illegal for Slaves to Move Abroad

South Carolina passes the comprehensive “Negro Act,” making it illegal for slaves to move abroad, assemble in groups, raise food, earn money, and learn to read English. Owners are permitted to kill rebellious slaves if necessary.

Georgia and Carolina Attempt to Invade Florida

Georgia and Carolina attempt to invade Florida in retaliation for the territory’s policy toward runaways.

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