The New York City Conspiracy of 1741

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  • Fort George began to burn down. There was at least four in a day.
  • Some whites claimed that they'd heard the slaves bragging about setting fires
  • 70 people of African descent were exiled to Newfoundland, Saint Domingue, and Madeira.
  • "I heard those slaves say that they wanted this!" They wanted to make matters worse."
  • "They want to continue to burn down the town and set fires everywhere."
  • After an Irish servant had been arrested for his crimes, he snitched on all of the slaves who had plotted.
  • "You're under arrest!"
  • "Wait, wait sir, the slaves have plotted a plan, they should be arrested as well."
  • 30 black men, two white men, and two women were executed.
  • Many slaves were claimed to have started fires all over the city of Fort George.
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