The Struggle Against Slavery In Texas

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Also, many Texans believed that abolitionists were constantly trying to interfere with slavery. Abolitionists were always suspected of causing trouble, so as a result they had to be careful. The same story related to the supposed attempt of an African American child trying to blow up some houses in the Weekly Telegraph claimed that, it was likely that the African American child was helped out by white people. There were abolitionists in the town who willingly helped African Americans. Campbell pointed out that abolitionists were seen as enemies of the south by the Texans. Ministers at the Methodist Episcopal Church were giving sermons in north Texas. They never talked about slavery, but Texans started to believe that they were against slavery. In March 1859 some ministers at Timber Creek close to Bonham in Fannin County had angry citizens interfere…show more content…
Some slaves resisted the system of slavery by using the fact that their masters had set them free. The Weekly Journal revealed that, a slave woman claimed to a judge in the Texas Supreme Court that she was free, because her master Adam Smith before he died made her free. The judge said that she was not free, because in the Republic of Texas slaves cannot be set free. Mexico only allowed for slaves to be set free, because Mexico was against slavery. Campbell said that the Constitution of 1836 made sure that there were no free black people in Texas. Free blacks who were in Texas when it gained its independence were allowed to stay, but eventually by February 5, 1840 it was decided that after two years free blacks had to leave Texas. Slaves who had been set free by their masters tried to get their freedom, but if they were freed after 1836, they had little hope of getting their freedom recognized, because of the constitution. The Constitution of 1836 made sure that no black person could ever be freed in
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