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IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Qayyarah. November 9, 2016. Heavy smoke from burning oil wells set on fire by fleeing ISIS members blankets homes. Many families have begun returning to their homes in recently liberated towns south of Mosul.

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Both Hamilton and Laurens understood how to solve the Continental army’s manpower problems and at the same time bring an end to slavery. What they did not comprehend, however, was the absolutely rigid prejudices and economic self-interest of the southerners. South Carolina governor John Rutledge responded in a letter to his state’s representatives to the Continental Congress on April 24, 1779: “As soon as I received the Resolve of Congress respecting the raising of three thousand negroes, I called the full Council and communicated it to them. The proposition was unanimously rejected.”

When Laurens arrived in South Carolina, he delivered a letter to the governor requesting reconsideration. On May 26, Rutledge responded, “I laid your letter, respecting black levies, before the Council, yesterday, but they adhere to their former sentiments on that subject.”

Rutledge’s responses, although to the point, were much less direct and angry than those of individual South Carolina congressmen. Christopher Gadsden, who four years earlier had been a leader in demanding that the Americans revolt against Britain declared, “We are much disgusted here at Congress recommending us to arm our slaves.” Other South Carolina leaders even suggested that their state withdraw from the Union and approach the British for a separate peace agreement.

—  Michael Lanning, African Americans in the Revolutionary War

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IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Near Khazer. October 26, 2016. Newly-displaced Iraqis who fled from the city of Mosul are reunited with their relatives who came two years ago to the refugee camp in the Khazer area. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Stephane Dujarric told reporters that almost 9,000 people are internally displaced as a result of the Mosul military operation in Iraq.

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