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Collection Reference Number GLC04675.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1833 
Title American Colonization Society membership certificate, signed blank
Date ca. 1 December 1833
Author Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Additional authors Gurley, Ralph Randolph (1797-1872)
Document Type Non-governmental organization document
Content Description Printed membership certificate signed by Madison as President and Ralph R. Gurley as Secretary. The American Colonization Society resettled freed black slaves in Liberia. D.B. Mattern letter 6/14/96, Madison accepted the presidency per his 19 February 1833 letter to Gurley (although it is a little equivocal); dating based on a 11/30/1833 letter from JM enclosing signed certificates (they may have been post-dated). Previous dating based on a certificate signed by JM as President, dated 1/1/1834 for Thomas H. Hulback offered by University Archive catalog #120. See correspondence in collateral file with copies.
Subjects Colonization  African American History  Slavery  Immigration and Migration  Freemen  Africa  Reform Movement  President  
People Madison, James (1751-1836)  Gurley, Ralph Randolph (1797-1872)  
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859