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“A Short Account of a visit made by Isaac Jackson to Friends on the Western Shore of Maryland: 1776”

Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-017

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript which describes Jackson’s interviews with Quaker slaveholders in Maryland. The volume is organized by the names of individuals that Jackson interviewed, their reasons for owning slaves, and whether or not they were determined to maintain ownership, or could be persuaded to set them free.


  • 1776


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Isaac Jackson (1734-1807) was born on July 2, 1734 in Londongrove Township, Pa., the son of William and Katherine (Miller) Jackson. He was a cloack maker by trade, and his home was a refuge for those escaping slavery. He was an active abolitionist- in 1758 he worked with John Woolman to persuade Philadelphia Monthly Meeting to emancipate their slaves, and in 1776 he visited slaveholders of Gunpowder Quarterly Meeting to urge members to free their slaves. He also wrote a letter to West River Quarterly Meeting, with Joseph Berry and Benjamin Parvin, requesting that members free their slaves. In 1762, he married Hannah Jackson, and the couple had 12 children. Isaac Jackson died on June 27, 1807.


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Related materials

MC 851 American Friends letters collection

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.

“A Short Account of a visit made by Isaac Jackson to Friends on the Western Shore of Maryland: 1776,” 1776
Kara Flynn
December 2015
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