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Barring West Indians

The city of Savannah, Georgia, passed a resolution on July 2, 1795, barring the entry of "seasoned Negroes, or People of Colour, from any of the West Indias, Windward, Leeward, or Bahama Islands, East or West Florida, or any other port whatever, with seasoned Negroes or People of Colour, who have been one month on the said islands, or East or West Florida." This interdiction was based on the "mischiefs which the people of St. Domingo, and other French islands, have experienced, from the insurrection of their Negroes and People of Colour."

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