Long Look

Long Look Estate is an estate in East End, Tortola, Virgin Islands which claims to be the oldest free black estate in the Western world.[1]In 1776 one Samuel Nottingham, a Quaker, manumitted 25 slaves and gave to them 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land in Long Look in Tortola, and directed them to cultivate it for the common good.A report made in 1823 by one John Dougan states "So quiet and retired had these Persons lived there, that although I have been for many years residing in the Island, yet I derived no knowledge of the Situation and Circumstances regarding these People..." At the time of Dougan's report, the population of the estate had swollen to 43.
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