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Interesting look at a doomed (and convoluted) attempt to bring gradual emancipation to 1790s Virginia. Note, e.g., the limited rights of slaves. Contra to Taney and various current (ironic) supporters, that isn't a total oxymoron. More on St. George Tucker.