Owning estates such as Henry's meant owning slaves; Henry was a slaveholder from the time of his marriage at age 18.  Despite this, Henry believed that slavery was wrong, and hoped for its abolition, but had no plan for doing so, nor for the multiracial society that would result, for he did not believe colonization schemes were realistic, "to re-export them is now impracticable, and sorry I am for it."  He wrote in 1773, "I am the master of slaves of my own purchase. I am drawn along by the general inconvenience of living here without them. I will not, I cannot justify it."  But the number of slaves he owned increased over time, and as a result of his second marriage in 1777, and at his death in 1799, he owned 67 slaves.  Henry and others sought to end their importation to Virginia, and succeeded in 1778. They assumed that in so doing, they fought slavery, but in the generation after independence, slave births greatly exceeded deaths, and Virginia became a source of slaves sold south in the coastwise slave trade . 
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