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- n. Plural form of indentured servant.
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There was an element of irony in the circumstances of his demise: the thousands of indentured servants arriving in Philadelphia, many of them on Willing’s ships, had introduced “jail or ship fever” to the local population, the “sickness spreading in the town . . . owing to the unhealthiness of the vessels and the Palatine passengers.”
On November 7, Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, called upon slaves and indentured servants alike to rebel, and eight hundred immediately responded, making their way to Norfolk, a temporary British base.