Governor Coles and Slavery

Governor Coles and Slavery (HM2ND2)

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N 38° 49.139', W 89° 57.846'

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Site of the courthouse where, in 1824, political enemies convicted Governor Edward Coles of illegally freeing his slaves. "To preserve to a continuous line of generations that liberty obtained by the valor of our forefathers, we must make provisions for the moral and intellectual improvement of those who are to follow."
HM NumberHM2ND2
Year Placed1999
Placed ByCity of Edwardsville and the Illinois State Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 4:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 242655 N 4300864
Decimal Degrees38.81898333, -89.96410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.139', W 89° 57.846'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 8.3400000000002" N, 89° 57' 50.76" W
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