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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 96

3. William S. Bodley, Address of the Hon. William S. Bodley, before the Kentucky Colonization Society, in the City of Frankfort, February 23, 1852 (Frankfort, KY: A. G. Hodges & Co., 1852). (20 p.)

Speech in favor of sending freed slaves to Liberia with an assurance that the Society is not an anti-slavery organization. In an effort to promote colonization, the speaker characterizes freed slaves “as a class, the least industrious, sober, provident, and virtuous of all the various divisions of our people. More of the are criminals and paupers, and fewer are useful or valuable as neighbors.”