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Paul Koulen (1973) wrote in Schets van de historische ontwikkeling van de manumissie in Suriname (1733-1863) [A sketch of the historical development of the manumission in Suriname (1733-1863)], that the discrepancy between the legal texts and the actual situation, the way manumitted were treated, played a role in being able to properly interpret the position of the manumitted.
Jupiter, having been manumitted by the Legrand family, moves across the country with Legrand, a decision for which the narrator offers a pat, if somewhat untidy, explanation:
As a result, most masters reluctantly manumitted their enslaved, and only after receiving a significant sum of money in recompense.
Henry asserts that the act of eating together, a liberty they did not have under slavery, served a symbolic purpose for the newly manumitted.
To restore water to Bebba's Town, Jack and his two companions--the manumitted slave girl Pega and the monastery's slave Brutus--are then propelled on another adventure, this time to the underground kingdom of the elves.
Dickinson freed his slaves after the War for Independence (the only major slave-owner to do so), and Carroll quietly manumitted many of his during the last 30 years of his life.
Nicarete was a freedwoman and married to a certain Hippias, a cook and probably also a manumitted slave.
The effects of these individuals on Roman culture at large were profound; many of them were eventually manumitted, but even as slaves they exerted a decisive effect on the imaginative world and the educational practices of ancient Rome.
In a collective petition for freedom based on the unfulfilled promises made during the Dutch War, the free persons and manumitted mulattos threatened that if they did not obtain a favorable response, they had only two alternatives: suicide or escape to Palmares.
Some were people of color who had been manumitted by their owners.
As a member of the Maryland Senate between 1816 and 1821, he supported several resolutions seeking to limit slaveholding, and, by 1820, had manumitted 11 of his own slaves.
Anyone, including manumitted persons, who was caught harboring runaway slaves would lose his or her freedom as well as that of his/her family.