1831 · New York
The document is addressed in ink on page  to Rev. Dr. Knox, at 145 Fulton Street [New York]. The Society's mission is "the great and benevolent object of colonizing the free colored population of this country, on the shores of Africa." There are "no fewer than 339,360 Free Blacks within the limits of the United States. Their numbers are constantly increasing, in a formidable ratio." They are loathed in both North and South, and make up an overwhelming proportion of criminal cases and prison population.
The solution is to "re-convey them to the land of their fathers." The Letter is an urgent plea to support the Society's work. (Inventory #: 36684)