- Item Type > Pamphlet/Petition (x)
- Theme > Civil Rights and Citizenship (x)
- Historical Eras > Revolution and New Nation (1751-1815) (x)
- Tag > Revolutionary War (x)
- Theme > Slavery and Abolition (x)
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Throughout the revolutionary era, scores of slaves signed petitions that linked their demands for freedom with the cause of American independence. Below is the text of one such petition presented to the Massachusetts legislature.