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- James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, Sept. 15, 1800, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress
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- Virginia Herald (Fredericksburg), Sept. 23, 1800.
- Inhabitants of Abbeville District, “Petition Asking the Repeal of Acts Barring the Importation of Negroes Into the State As Detrimental to the Settlement and Development of the Middle and Upper Districts of the State,” 10/23/1802, Item 129, Legislative Petitions (S165015), Records of the South Carolina General Assembly, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
- Reports on December 6 debate in S.C. Senate over “Bill for Permitting the Importation of Negroes,” Charleston Courier, Dec. 29, 1803.
- Gov. Paul Hamilton’s message to legislature, submitted on Nov. 26, 1806, Charleston Courier, Dec.1, 1806.
- Diary of Edward Hooker, Friday, Dec. 13, 1805, in American Historical Association Annual Report, 1 (1896), 878–80.
- Speech of Charles Pinckney, February 1820, History of Congress, 1324–28.
- “Inhabitants of Charleston Petition Advocating a Curtailment of Certain Rights Granted to Free Blacks, Persons of Color and Slaves As Well As citing the Activities of Abolition Societies,” Oct. 16, 1820, Item 143, Legislative Petitions (S165015), Records of the South Carolina General Assembly, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
- Whitemarsh B. Seabrook, A Concise View of the Critical Situation, and Future Prospects of the Slave-holding States, in Relation to Their Coloured Population, (Charleston 1825), 4–5, 13–14.
- Exchange between William C. Rives and John C. Calhoun, in Register of Debates in Congress, Feb. 7, 1837, 706–723, esp. 717-719.
- John C. Calhoun, “Further Remarks in Debate of His Fifth Resolution,” in The Papers of John C. Calhoun, XIV, ed. Clyde N. Wilson, (Columbia, S.C., 1981), 80–86.
- “An Abolitionist Caught,” Nashville Republican, Aug. 11, 1835.
- “Wilmington Meeting,” Raleigh North Carolina Standard, Sept. 17, 1835.
- “Meeting in Halifax,” Raleigh North Carolina Standard, Oct. 8, 1835.
- “Public Meeting in Sparta, Hancock County,” Milledgeville Southern Recorder, Nov. 20, 1835.