Washington DC: American Colonization Society, 1868. 9 7/8” x 8 1/8”. Bifolium. pp. 3. Very good: light toning, old folds, 1.75” separation at center outer edge and .75” closed tear at bottom not affecting text.
A circular sent to newspapers by the American Colonization Society asking them to promote the need for funds for freedmen who sought to emigrate to a “land where they can live and develop all their faculties, and educate their children free from the overshadowing presence of a more numerous, more wealthy, and more highly educated race.” Of note are the eight statements of men, all from Confederate states and presumably ex-slaves, who ached to emigrate, along with those they represented. The ACS ultimately assisted nearly 2500 African Americans in emigrating to Liberia between 1865 and 1870. OCLC locates no copies. Very good. Item #2427