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The Story Of The Wilmington 10

My mother Dolores Foy Moore was a direct descendant of a slave named Nathanial Foy, who was purchased on January 3 1857 by Joseph M. Foy, owner of Poplar Grove Plantation. Poplar Grove  Plantation is located just outside of Wilmington on highway 17 near Scotts  Hill. Poplar Grove was once one of the largest plantations in the area, covering over one hundred acres, from Market Street to Masonboro Sound.  

              While doing research for TRIUMPHANT WARRIORS at Poplar Grove , I stumbled across the original purchase agreement for my great, great grandfather, Nathaniel Foy, his mother Nancy and his brother Daniel. Below is a copy of the actual purchase  of a human being.    

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Thank you for sharing this with us, Wayne, and for all your hard work.
Willie Lynch’s Letter (a must read)
2010 February 3
tags: america, slave, slavery, williamlynch, willielynch, willielynchletter
by rookie773

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The William Lynch speech is an address purportedly delivered by a certain William Lynch (or Willie Lynch) to an audience on the bank of the James River in Virginia in 1712 regarding control of slaves within the colony. The letter purports to be a verbatim account of a short speech given by a slave owner, in which he tells other slave masters that he has discovered the “secret” to controlling black slaves by setting them against one another. The document has been in print since at least 1970, but first gained widespread notice in the 1990s, when it appeared on the Internet. Since then, it has often been promoted as an authentic account of slavery during the 18th century, though its inaccuracies and anachronisms have led historians to conclude that it is a hoax.

The Willie Lynch Letter

In the words of Willie Lynch in 1712, there are many ways in which you can keep control of your “slaves”. His wisdom of 288 years has not changed. It’s time to wake up Black America!


I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First I shall thank you, the Gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King James, whose bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your program is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along the old highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasion.

I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree a couple of miles back. You are not only losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, you suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed, gentlemen…you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them.

In my bag here, I have a fool-proof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee everyone of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years. My method is simple, any member of your family or any overseer can use it.

I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves, and I take these differences and make them bigger. I use fear, distrust, and envy for control purposes. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies, and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little test of differences and think about them. On the top of my list is “Age”, but it is there because it only starts with an “A”; the second is “Color” or shade; there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine or coarse hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action–but before that, I shall assure you that distrust is stronger than trust, and envy is stronger than adulation, respect, or admiration.

The Black Slave, after receiving this indoctrination, shall carry on and will become self refueling and self generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands.

Don’t forget, you must pitch the old Black vs. the young Black male, and the young Black male against the old Black male. You must use the dark skinned slaves vs the light skinned slaves, and the light skinned slaves vs. the dark skinned slaves. You must use the female vs. the male, and the male vs. the female. You must also have your servants and overseers distrust all Blacks, but it is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect, and trust only us.

Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control, use them. Have your wives and children use them. Never miss opportunity. My plan is guaranteed, and the good thing about this plan is that if used intensely for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful.

Whether not this letter exists can be disputed about as much as it can be proven. But two things are fact, America would not be here w/out slavery, and two there were many ways owners used to control their slaves, and there were accounts of this. So lets say the letter is a hoax just to be safe, but the history of America is nonexistent without free labor. Now a days when you buy a product, you get a set of instructions to go with whatever you buy along with a stamp that tells you where it came from. Would it be so ludicrous not to assume that such instructions were either passed by word of mouth or physically when human cargo was exchanged and bought on American ports? MADE IN AFRICA.

Thank you to all the readers. Love you guys dearly. Education is the only route to any road leading toward success. Read this, love this spread this.
Thank you so much for sharing this rich history of our ancestors, your labor is not in vain
I have always felt that history was important.Even as I walked across Poplar Grove plantation, I felt a spirtual connection, as if I had been there before. In truth, I had..... through the souls of our ancestors.

Betty Foy Newkirk said:
Thank you so much for sharing this rich history of our ancestors, your labor is not in vain

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