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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 108

11. Twenty-Sixth Annual Report of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States, with an Appendix (Washington, DC: Alexander & Barnard, 1843). (38, 5, 18 p.)

Report of a colonization society. The last eighteen pages consist of petitions calling for suppression of the slave trade addressed to both houses of the U.S. Congress and state legislatures. A large (17” x 27”) map of the west coast of Africa, “comprising Guinea, and the British possessions at Sierra Leone on the Gambia[,] the Gold Coast, and Liberia, together with the countries lying in the courses of the rivers Senegal, Gambia, and Kowara,” is tipped in behind the front cover. The map was compiled from another map drawn by John Arrowsmith in 1843 and has an inset showing details of the Liberian coast.