Report of the Naval Committee to the House of Representatives, August, 1850, in Favor of the Establishment of a Line of Mail Steamships to the Western Coast of Africa: And Thence Via the Mediterranean to London; Designed to Promote the Emigration of Free Persons of Color from the United States to Liberia: Also to Increase the Steam Navy, and to Extend the Commerce of the United States. With an Appendix Added by the American Colonization Society

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Page 38 - ... cover the whole northern, if not the southern continent, with a people speaking the same language, governed in similar forms, and by similar laws ; nor can we contemplate with satisfaction either blot or mixture on that surface.
Page 51 - They now avail themselves of a period when peace has healed the wounds of humanity, and the principal nations of Europe have concurred with the government of the United States, in abolishing the African Slave Trade (a traffic which this Commonwealth, both before and since the revolution, zealously sought to exterminate,) to renew this effort...
Page 40 - Nothing is more to be wished than that the United States would themselves undertake to make such an establishment on the coast of Africa.
Page 49 - Resolved, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be and they are hereby requested to use all...
Page 70 - If the residue should be sold at the same rate, the whole aggregate will exceed two hundred millions of dollars. If Virginia and the South see fit to adopt any proposition to relieve themselves from the free people of color among them...
Page 55 - Resolved, That the governor be requested to transmit a copy of the above preamble and resolution to each of our senators and representatives in congress, with a request that the subject be brought before congress.
Page 46 - In contemplating the pecuniary resources needed for the removal of such a number to so great a distance my thoughts & hopes have long been turned to the rich fund presented in the Western lands of the Nation which will soon entirely cease to be under a pledge for another object.
Page 69 - I do not deem myself so competent as other gentlemen to take any lead on this subject, that if any gentleman from the South shall propose a scheme, to be carried on by this government upon a large scale, for the transportation of free colored people to any colony or any place in the world, I should be quite disposed to incur almost any degree of expense to accomplish that object.
Page 45 - States, and to aid the removal of such slaves and the removal of such free persons of color in any of the said states. as by the laws of the states respectively may be allowed to be emancipated or removed to any territory or country without the limits of the United States of America.
Page 37 - States on the subject of purchasing lands without the limits of this State, whither persons obnoxious to the laws or dangerous to the peace of society may be removed.

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