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Boston King's memories of the evacuation from New York
1798

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Boston King and his wife Violet were among the black Loyalists who gathered in New York, waiting to be evacuated by the British after the end of the American Revolution. He later described his feelings as he and others waited for the evacuation, fearful of being returned to their former masters.




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