Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Category: Americas
Author: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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by chasil   2018-10-11
You're right that he had too much money. After reading this, my sympathy is tempered.

Washington had hundreds of slaves, yet he sent his family and political allies repeatedly against the single escapee, Ona Judge in Portsmouth, NH. The governor of New Hampshire surely regretted his involvement of his daughter. That was quite a story.

It bothers me about him. I think of the three-fifths compromise (which most people around me are astonished to grasp), and the lives of the founders make me cringe.