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Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization

Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and...

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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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Publication Title:
Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization
Content Source:
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Publication Number:
M160
Record Group:
48
Published on Fold3:
Last Update:
February 5, 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.

Description

NARA's descriptive pamphlet for this title is available here.