[New Haven: Sherman Converse, 1823]. 23pp. Printed self-wrappers, stitched as issued. Item #WRCAM40221
Review of the reports for the years 1818 through 1823, gathered from the Christian Spectator. The Society attempted to alleviate the problem of slavery and degradation of free blacks by establishing a colony for them outside the United States, preferably in Africa, thereby "separating them (WITH THEIR OWN CONSENT) from the white race...." The Society established the colony of Liberia in 1822, assisting African Americans to resettle there. The colony continued to grow for the next twenty years, and Liberia declared itself an independent state in 1847. SHOEMAKER 13935.