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[vee-zee] /ˈvi zi/
Denmark, 1767–1822, black freedman, born probably on St. Thomas, Danish West Indies: hanged as alleged leader of a slave insurrection, in Charleston, S.C. Unabridged
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  • Previous to 1750 Broadway did not extend to the north beyond the present Vesey Street.

    Old Taverns of New York William Harrison Bayles
  • Vesey Fitzgerald is better, but will hardly be able to do any business.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • A few days after the trial Mr. Vesey, who held a commission in the army, was ordered off for foreign service.

    By the Barrow River Edmund Leamy
  • "I heard Captain Vesey say that she drew six feet when she had her coal in," replied Thad.

    All Adrift Oliver Optic
  • The above accounts, now exceedingly rare, are the real sources of all later study of Vesey's insurrection.

  • Trix felt that she had been cruel, but she did not apologise, and Vesey showed no grudge.

  • Miss Halcombe and Mr. Gilmore sat down together at the card-table—Mrs. Vesey took her customary chair.

    The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
  • Well, Vesey was so awfully smitten that he wanted to marry her—bad as all that.

  • They were not so wild as Captain Vesey had reported them to be on the passage from Burlington.

    All Adrift Oliver Optic
  • Vesey's plot was well laid, but the conspirators were betrayed.

    The Negro in the South Booker T. Washington

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