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Servants" were permitted membership in the white-dominated churches, permitted baptism, freedom of movement, and a degree of education that was unheard of in other colonies. Further, in the world of work, blacks and slaves demonstrated a range of skills, as attested by slave advertising. Boston was also home to a circle of antislavery activists, black and white, who made consistent attempts in the years before the Revolution to end slavery in the province. Slavery was abolished in Massachusetts before the turn of the century, although in a confused way (Zilversmit 114-15).
In 1768, preparing to return from exile to certain imprisonment, Wilkes put in place a campaign that sought popular appeal from all classes and resulted in making him a hero across the British world. In this second stage of the saga, Wilkes's popularity soared as he came to personify increasingly lofty principles. Indeed, the higher the principle, the broader the appeal to "the middling and inferior class of people," as he put it (Brewer 168). Calling for "law and liberty," a new slogan for the time, Wilkes turned himself from a partisan politician into the persecuted Everyman: the honest citizen standing up to the encroachments of arbitrary government.
There were in these years persistent and ongoing reports of slave conspiracy and arson from other colonies, reported so thoroughly in the Boston press that present-day historians have heavily relied on their accounts to reconstruct the events. News from other colonies could only intensify understandings of similar kinds of activities in Boston and other Massachusetts towns during the same years. From 1721 to 1723 a series of suspicious fires believed to have been set by slaves wracked Boston and New Haven.