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234 years later, 14 slaves given freedom

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — They are free at last: Zebulon Gardner, Cipio Hubbarb, and Kittindge Tuckerman.

After nearly 234 years, a historical wrong was corrected Friday by Governor Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, as she signed a bill into law that posthumously grants the three men and 11 other African slaves their freedom.

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