A slave named Tom

Executed today on this day in 1876 1786: a slave named Tom in the short-lived state of Franklin (now part of Tennessee). His owner fought for more than a decade to get reimbursed by the state for the loss of his property, but never collected a penny.

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2 thoughts on “A slave named Tom

  1. Princess Shantae August 9, 2013 / 7:42 am

    Oops, I think you mean 1786. No slaves in 1876, and no Franklin either.

    • Meaghan August 9, 2013 / 7:34 pm

      Whoops is quite right.

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