Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization

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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
Total Records
Records: 5,459 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
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Publication Number:
M160
Record Group:
48
Published on Fold3
February 5, 2009
Last Updated
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.