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Historical Marker:

Governor Coles and Slavery


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Location:
The marker is located in Edwardsville on a small brick wall on the grounds of the old school on the northeast corner of Liberty Street and Main Street (1200 block).
Latitude:
38.8187
Longitude:
-89.9641
Dedication Date:
04/12/1953
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Site of the courthouse where in 1824 political enemies convicted Governor Edward Coles of illegally freeing his slaves. 'To preserve to a continuous line of generations that liberty obtained by the valor of our forefathers, we must make provisions for the moral and intellectual improvement of those who are to follow.'
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