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Collection Reference Number GLC05492
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1850 
Title American Colonization Society circular proposing steamship line between the United States and Africa
Date 31 May 1850
Author Clarke, Matthew St. Clair (1791-1852)  
Document Type Non-governmental organization document
Content Description 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.
Subjects African American History  Slavery  Slave Trade  Africa  Freemen  Colonization  Immigration and Migration  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Navy  Maritime  Steamboat  Congress  
People Haines, Daniel (1801-1877)  Clarke, Matthew St. Clair (1791-1852)  Bryan, Joseph (fl. 1850-1862)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859