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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