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Vesey

[vee-zee] /ˈvi zi/
noun
1.
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.
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  • Vesey Fitzgerald is better, but will hardly be able to do any business.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • Vesey is better, but has no chance of going on with his office.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • They were not so wild as Captain Vesey had reported them to be on the passage from Burlington.

    All Adrift Oliver Optic
  • "I heard Captain Vesey say that she drew six feet when she had her coal in," replied Thad.

    All Adrift Oliver Optic
  • They are backing her now, and there is Captain Vesey at work with a pole.

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

  • A formidable insurrection was attempted in 1822 by Denmark Vesey.

    John Brown, Soldier of Fortune Hill Peebles Wilson
  • Well, Vesey was so awfully smitten that he wanted to marry her—bad as all that.

  • Now they were entering the narrow passage that opened into Vesey Street.

  • Vesey's plot was well laid, but the conspirators were betrayed.

    The Negro in the South Booker T. Washington

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