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Off to Africa -- with Judicial Blessing

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If a deceased North Carolina slaveholder wanted to free their slaves in their will and send them to Liberia, there was often little resistance in having these wishes carried out. In the event of legal heirs contesting the wills and requests for freedom, it was often taken to the North Carolina Supreme Court for judgment. The American Colonization Society was often legally involved on the behalf of the slaves to be freed.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 53 Issue 3, July 1976, p265-287 , il, por, map