Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

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Sailing for Liberia.

FOR LIBERIA. – We learn from an Agent of the Colonization Society, now here, that a vessel will sail on the 20th Nov. from Wilmington, for Liberia, and that about 80 free colored people from this place and neighborhood, intend to take passage in her. – Fayetteville Observer.

Republican and Patriot (Goldsboro), 26 October 1852.

Entreaty from Liberia.

A gentleman has just shown us a letter which he received a few days ago from Joseph Outlaw, a coloured man, in Liberia, who emigrated from this neighbourhood four or five years ago. From the begging tone of the epistle, we are inclined to think that comforts are not superabundant in the colony. Clothing, provision, farming utensils – in short, any thing or every thing is solicited, and solicited with an earnestness that shows they are really necessary. The writer lives at Millsburg, a settlement at the distance of twenty miles from Monrovia, the principal town of the colony, and cultivates his portion of land (ten acres) for the maintenance of himself, a wife, and seven children. Under such circumstances, it is not surprising that the poor fellow’s letter should be almost wholly devoted to entreaty, and to the names of those from whom he hopes for assistance. As it contains no information beyond what may be gleaned from above, we notice it merely from a desire to promote poor Outlaw’s comforts, by acquainting his benevolent friends with his unenviable condition. – Newbern Spect.

Tarboro’ Press, 24 January 1835.