James DeWolf

James DeWolf , was a slave trader and a privateer during the War of 1812, and a state and national politician. He gained notoriety in 1791 when indicted for murdering a slave said to have smallpox, whom he said threatened the lives of all of the other slaves and crew because of the disease. Wikipedia*

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U.S. Senator, Crawford Republican-RI December 1, 1823 - March 3, 1827 Videos: 0 U.S. Senator, Democratic-Republican-RI December 3, 1821 - March 3, 1823 Videos: 0

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