It was kind of social status!!! like,,,, "look at all my slaves, I have more money than you I don't even have to work." & Hamilton never freed his slaves either—now, granted, he died long before he was super old. Honestly, they all said they didn't like slavery, yet literally almost all of them owned slaves. The best way for me to make a modern day comparison would be like a pet or,,,, better yet a fancy car. Even Laurens owned slaves, & the fandom likes to think of him as some huge abolitionist
Aha, got it.
I think the only abolitionist I know from the time is John Adams? I surely didn’t know Laurens had slaves too. It made a lot of sense why they would do it though as immoral as it is the whole social system is contructed as if this is justify and it suc k s