Though a group of townsfolk extinguished the flames, one man on the scene - Jacobus Stoudenburgh - witnessed Cuffee leap from the window of the building shortly after those who helped put out the fire left to attend to another blaze several blocks away. Because the slave left the scene with great haste and very good speed, Stoudenburgh cried out a negro; a negro ... According to the testimony of a slave named Bastian Vaarck, the conspirators swore to burn New York City, kill its white inhabitants, and establish a bi-racial ruling regime.
"Only Draw in Your Countrymen": Akan Culture and Community in Colonial New Yo... Walter Rucker Afro - Amer
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