Charles Watson-Wentworth (Marquess of Rockingham)

Portrait by Artist to Come


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BORN:
13 May 1730 in South Yorkshire, England
  DIED:
1 July 1782 in London, England

           

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2nd Marquess of Rockingham. Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.
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Quotes and snippets from Jefferson have been used to suggest that he altered his views on slavery, or that these were inconsistent with each other. He can be quoted to sound like an ardent abolitionist, or to sound like the most oppressive of masters. But everything he wrote on the subject is consistent with the complex treatment he gave to slavery in his Notes [on Virginia]. He always opposed enslavement in general and further slave imports to Virginia in particular. He always supported the freeing of slaves en masse, but always and only in connection with a scheme of deportation ...

Garry Wills
Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence (1978)