1769 – Backcountry
In a letter to Lord Hillsborough, Lt Gov. William Bull complained about those:
backcountry inhabitants who chose to live by the wandering indolence of hunting than by the more honest and domestic employment of planting … little more than white Indians.
A grand jury in Charlestown recommended:
that Jews and others may be restrained from allowing their negroes to sell good in shops, as such practice may induce other negroes to steal and barter with them … a profanation of the Lord’s Day.