Fund Publication Volume 21

Fund Publication Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...of Governor Russwurm should be erected at Cape Palmas. This was done at once. The design was an obelisk, on a heavy granite base, on which were The assistant agent, Dr. Samuel F. M'Gill, was now acting governor; and in his despatches of July 12th, 1852, announced the prospective abolition, at last, of the sassa wood ordeal. A violent assault on a colonist who had endeavored to rescue a native woman from the Gree-gree man, was taken advantage of by Governor M'Gill to insist on a palaver, at which power was given to the colonial authorities which would have the effect of abolishing the custom. On the 3rd of May, 1852, the General Assembly of Maryland continued the Act of 1831 for six years, "it being desirable that the appropriation of ten thousand dollars, per year, should be renewed and continued, so that the policy of the State in providing a home in Africa for the emancipated slaves and free colored population, and for their removal thither, may be carried on." The Board of Managers could have had no better proof of the satisfaction with which their proceedings were regarded than was thus afforded by the Act of 1852. engraved the following inscriptions. On the north side, "In memory of John B. Russwurm, born 1799, died 1857;" on the south side, "Able, learned and faithful--an honor to his race;" on the east side, "The first Governor of African descent appointed in Liberia;" on the west side, "Erected by the Maryland State Colonization Society, as a tribute of respect for eminent services." The design of the monument, as erected, is shewn in the Md. St. Col. Journal, vol. G, p. 349. As might have been anticipated, the continued prosperity of the colony since its establishment in 1834, and...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917022
  • 9781236917027