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Hammon, Jupiter, 1711-approximately 1800.
Jupiter Hammon poem on Anne Hutchinson, 1770
Townsend family papers, 1746-1864.
New-York Historical Society
Untitled poem attributed to Jupiter Hammon (1711-circa 1806), a Black man enslaved by the Lloyd family, proprietors of the Manor of Queens Village in what is now the Village of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. It was composed as a tribute to Anne Hutchinson, who was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for challenging the authority of Puritan ministers. The poem is part of the Townsend family papers, and was written down by Phebe Townsend, youngest of Robert Townsend's three sisters. The Townsends interacted with the Lloyd family. Inscribed at the foot of page : “Compos[e]d by Jupiter Hammon, A Negro Belonging to Mr. Joseph Lloyd of Q[u]eens Villiage [sic] on Long Island. August the 10th 1770. Phebe Townsend.”
Mss Collection - Townsend papers
Hutchinson, Anne, 1591-1643--PoetryWomen--Massachusetts--PoetryPuritans--Massachusetts--PoetrySocial reformers--Massachusetts--PoetryFreedom of religion--Massachusetts--PoetryAfrican American poets--New York (State)Slaves--New York (State)
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