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jakande | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM via web

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 After reading about Jehu Grant's Fighting for the Revolutionary Cause and Boston King's A Black Loyalist, do you think Jehu Grant and Boston King made the better choice for himself? Why or why not? What choice would you have made?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM (Answer #1)

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Boston King made the only choices he felt could morally be made. With the order out in 1783 to return all slaves presently with the British to their original masters, King did the only thing he could by accepting Britain's Proclamation of protection and boarding the British ship to Nova Scotia, the first stage of his subsequent travels.

While Jehu Grant was later denied a pension for his American Revolution military service, one can't say he made the wrong choice to join the cause of freedom, even if he was reclaimed into his master's service and taken back to Rhode Island. In the end, Grant found what was his heart's desire: freedom and an honorable independent life of his own and for his family.

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