The birth of Amos Fortune.
Amos Fortune was born enslaved and purchased his freedom at age sixty. In 1779 Fortune purchased the freedom of his wife, Violet Baldwin, and his adopted daughter, Celyndia. After moving to Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Fortune opened a tannery that employed Blacks and Whites. He helped establish the Jaffrey Social Library in 1796. He bequeathed his estate, valued at nearly $800, to his wife, stipulating those funds remaining after his death be given to the local church and school.