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This Day In Founders History – August 1
In 1791 on this day, a plantation owner in Virginia, Robert Carter III, filed with Westmoreland County, Virginia to begin the process of manumitting or freeing his 500 slaves. This is the largest known pre-Civil War release of slaves in North America and the largest by an individual in the United States.
On this day in 1818, Thomas Jefferson chaired a commission meeting at Rockfish Gap, Virginia to plan the University of Virginia.