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William Lewis

(1751-1819)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. William Lewis) Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.645′ N, 75° 11.359′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Strawberry Mansion Drive. Click for map. The is on the grounds of Historic Strawberry Mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strawberry Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benj. H. Hodgson (approx. ¼ mile away); Capt. Henry J. Biddle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry O. Tanner
William Lewis) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. William Lewis) Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett (approx. 0.6 miles away); Laurel Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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William Lewis) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
3. William Lewis) Marker
 
 
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