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Featured Marker:
William Lewis (1751-1819)
Dedicated: Saturday, October 19, 2013
County: Philadelphia
Marker Type: Roadside
GIS Coordinates: 39.99408-75.18932

Location: Historic Strawberry Mansion, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Philadelphia judge, lawyer, and abolitionist, Lewis played an important role in the drafting and passage of the 1780 “Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.” It was the first abolition legislation in America. Lewis maintained an anti-slavery stance throughout his life as a counselor for the Pa. Abolition Society, defending the rights of slaves freed under this Act. Historic Strawberry Mansion, built in 1789, was Lewis’s summer home.
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