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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 44

10. [Fred P. Stanton], Report of Naval Committee on Establishing a Line of Mail Steamships to the Western Coast of Africa, and Thence Via the Mediterranean to London: With An Appendix Added by the American Colonization Society (Washington, DC: Gideon & Co., 1850). (79 p.)

Proposal for raising money to establish steamship service from the United States to the west coast of Africa in order “to promote the colonization of free persons of color, to suppress the African slave trade, to carry the mails, and to extend the commerce of the United States.” A fifty-page appendix added by the American Colonization Society consists of correspondence, reports, and resolutions regarding the effort to colonize African Americans in Liberia. (The collection has another copy of this report in volume 92 [no. 28].)