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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1850
|American Colonization Society circular proposing steamship line between the United States and Africa
|31 May 1850
|Clarke, Matthew St. Clair (1791-1852)
|Non-governmental organization document
|Addressed to "His Excellency the Gov of NJ" (Daniel Haines). Signed by [Matthew St. Clair Clarke]. Copy of the memorial of Joseph Bryan, of Alabama, to Congress, proposing to establish a line of steam ships between the U.S. and Africa. Cites the need for maintaining a naval force on the western coast of Africa, the need for extinguishing the slave trade, to extend trade between the United States and Africa, and to convey free people of color to Africa, if they wish to emigrate.
|African American History Slavery Slave Trade Africa Freemen Colonization Immigration and Migration Merchants and Trade Commerce Navy Maritime Steamboat Congress
|Haines, Daniel (1801-1877) Clarke, Matthew St. Clair (1791-1852) Bryan, Joseph (fl. 1850-1862)
|African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859