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Freedom's GardenerJames F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America$
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Myra B. Young Armstead

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814705100

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.001.0001

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James F. Brown, Voting Rights Politics, and Antislavery Activism

James F. Brown, Voting Rights Politics, and Antislavery Activism

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(p.112) 8 James F. Brown, Voting Rights Politics, and Antislavery Activism
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Freedom's Gardener
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Myra B. Young Armstead

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0008

This chapter describes various ways in which James F. Brown exercised his citizenship rights. On November 8, 1837, Brown registered his vote in Fishkill, New York. His diary entries about seemingly mundane home ownership duties further underscore acts of citizenship, such as paying tax bills and helping with property maintenance for these friends who owned nearby lots and/or houses in Fishkill Landing. Brown also exercised his free status as a witness in court-adjudicated legal cases in the 1850s. In one case, he served as witness in a dispute involving a Fishkill hotelier, Jeremiah Green, and a young clerk, John D. Holden. In another case he appears to have had a part in upholding New York State's Married Woman's Property Act of 1848.

Keywords:   James F. Brown, voting rights, citizenship rights, witness, free status

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