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Liberty Brought Us HereThe True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia$
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Susan E. Lindsey

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813179339

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.001.0001

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I Have Been in the Legislature

I Have Been in the Legislature

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(p.103) 18 I Have Been in the Legislature
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Liberty Brought Us Here
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Susan E. Lindsey

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0018

In January 1846, Wesley Harlan, now nineteen, visits Monrovia, sixty miles northwest of his home. As he walks around the capital, he recalls his arrival in Liberia ten years earlier. Now he’s come to Monrovia to attend a church conference and to witness the legislature in action. Following his visit, Wesley writes to James Moore, a former neighbor in Kentucky. Wesley provides valuable information about the colony and an extensive overview of the major settlements. James Moore later forwards Wesley’s letters to the American Colonization Society, which publishes them in their periodical, TheAfrican Repository.

Keywords:   Wesley Harlan, Wesley Horland, James Moore, African Repository, Liberia in 1846

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