Secesh 2 by Hank

 

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Around the fire one night, there was a pause as I puffed my clay pipe. Another reenactor broke the silence. “Ya know Hank, I was reading Ann Coulter’s book How To Talk To A Liberal.”
I poked the fire and looked up as he was addressing me. He continued, “In chapter 8, on page one hundred and seventy, is the one about the Confederate Battle flag. In the chapter is the sentence, “Slavery was legal under the Stars and Stripes for more than seventy years —.”
Another fellow spoke up and said, “I mentioned that in a posting someplace a couple years ago, and one reply was, yes, but, that was only indentured servants.”
There was laughter for a moment. The first man looked at the fire. “Still, it seems right to correct the impression that the northern states were squeaky clean, as that is what has been taught by the victors.”
Hank puffed on his pipe again, then spoke while keeping his gaze on the flames. “I guess it wouldn’t hurt to look up that information. But, it isn’t going to change the point of view of the haters or most other folks.”

“You got that right. Hank.”
Below is what Hank found, just punching around online.
US CENSUS Slave populations by state. The last recorded census year was 1860 as the 1870 census was five years after the 13th Amendment was passed.
Referred in Records as: Enslaved population, 1790–1860
For the sake of space and argument here, it is conceded that Southern State slave populations are assumed. They are recorded in the census records also.
So, below are Northern and Union States and territories AND non-seceding border states.

California –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr Terr  Terr  Terr  Terr  Terr.   0        0

Connecticut –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
2764   951   310       97    25      17       0     0

Delaware –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
8887 6153 4177 4509 3292 2605 2290 1798

Dist. of Columbia

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr. 2072 3554 4520 4505 3320 3687 3185

Illinois –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr   107    168   917   747    331     0      0

Indiana –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr    28     237   190       3      3        0       0

Iowa –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr  Terr Terr  Terr  Terr    16      0        0

Kansas –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860

Terr  Terr  Terr Terr  Terr  Terr  Terr    2

Kentucky –

1790       1800     1810      1820      1830       1840       1850       1860
12,430  40,343  80,561 126,712 165,213 182,258  210,981 225,483

 

Maine –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
0       0        0       0       2        0        0       0

 

Maryland –

1790          1800        1810        1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
103,036 105,635 111,502   107,398 102,994   89,737   90,368   87,189

 

Massachusetts –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
0        0        0       0       1       0        0       0

Michigan –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr.       0     24       0        1       0        0        0

Minnesota –

1790  1800  1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr. Terr.  Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr.      0       0

Missouri –

1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
Terr.      Terr.     2875   10,222   25,091   58,240   87,422 114,931

Nebraska –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr.  15

Nevada

1790     1800      1810       1820  1830 1840 1850 1860
Territory and non-state Terr.  Terr. Terr. Terr.    0

 

New Hampshire –

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
158        8       0        0       3        1        0       0

 

New Jersey –

1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
11,423   12,422   10,851    7557     2254        674        236          18

 

New York

1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
21,324   20,613   15,017   10,088     754             0            0           0

Ohio

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr.       0        0       0       6        3        0       0

Oregon

1790      1800      1810     1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Territory and non-state Terr. Terr. Terr.     0       0

Pennsylvania

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
3737 1706   795    211  403     64        0       0

Rhode Island

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
948    380   108     48     17       5        0       0

Utah Territory – Utah

1790      1800      1810     1820  1830  1840 1850 1860
Territory and non-state Terr. Terr. Terr.    26     29

Vermont

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
0        0       0        0       0        0       0       0

West Virginia

1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
4668      7172    10,836   15,169  17,673   48,488   20,500   18,371

Wisconsin

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr. Terr. Terr.       0     31     11       0        0

Totals Union and Union Territories for the years 1790, 1830, and 1860:
In 1790 = 169,375
In 1830 = 283,833
In 1860 = 446,038

Hank Houston, MD – The Doc and Delete DOC

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