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Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization

Agents within the Office of the Secretary of the Interior were authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to receive any "Negroes, mulattos, or persons of color" found aboard vessels seized off the coast of Africa and relocate them to what is now known as Liberia. Their work parallels that of the American Colonization Society, the records for which are also available at Fold3.…More

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