The Federalist: This Black Abolitionist Fought In The Revolutionary War With George Washington

Primus Hall was a black man native to Boston, born into bondage in the year 1756, the son of the famous Prince Hall. Although he was born a slave, Primus attained his official freedom in his teenage years.

A property owner, abolitionist, renowned veteran, and promoter of education for blacks, Primus was always busy promoting “truth and good.” One man said of Primus that “[he was] a man of good repute and well known in this City and Country – whose Character for Truth and Veracity is second to none either here or elsewhere.” Others also noted him as a man “distinguished [for his] propriety of demeanor, gentlemanly manners, and ubounded kindness.”

The rest of the article can be found here at The Federalist.


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