Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization record example

    Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization

    Records: 5,459 · Complete: 100%

    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.

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    "Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior Relating to the Suppression of the African Slave Trade and Negro Colonization, 1854-72" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/472/sec-of-the-interior-suppression-of-slave-trade-and-colonization: accessed October 2, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization
    Total Records
    5,459 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M160
    Record Group
    48
    Published on Fold3
    05 Feb 2009
    Last Updated
    05 Feb 2009
    Description
    NARA M160. Letters and other documents relating to the suppression of the African slave trade and the colonization of recaptured and free Negroes.