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Slavery existed in Utah until it was eliminated by Federal Law. It is true that some slaves were freed but it is also true that more were kept in slavery than were freed voluntarily.
Many southern converts brought with them their slaves from the South. These slaves were given their freedom in a short time, as there was no need for them to stay in bondage in Utah. The climatedid not support slavery. Nor could the economy. In 1860, only 30 slaves remained. Half that number had been set free.