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Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization In Liberia

Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization in Liberia


Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization in Liberia


Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization in Liberia



Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization in Liberia

   Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization in Liberia

Francis Scott Key (17791843) was a Baltimore lawyer who was inspired to write the Star-Spangled Banner after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British in 1814. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, THE WRITER OF THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER, OFFERING HIS SUPPORT ON THE COLONIZATION OF FREED SLAVES TO LIBERIA, AFRICA.

Autograph letter signed by, F. Key, to the reverend of the American Colonization Society requesting to have his papers published regarding his support on colonization, the idea that a majority of the freed slave population should leave the United States and settle in Liberia, Africa. Key was a founding member and active leader of the American Colonization Society, which helped to establish Liberia as a home for former slaves. CAN YOU GET THEM REPUBLISHED IN YOUR CITY? PERHAPS HE WOULD, IF THE BISHOP WOULD ASK HIM. The letter reads in full: We have just recd very encouraging letters from Ayres & Ashman, by the Liberian packet Fidelity which has just arrived, after a very quick passage.

She left them all doing well late in Julywhich is a month later than the departure of the Oswego. Ayres implores us to send out a missionary & it is now high time to make our arrangements. Nash cannot go, can we get any other? Somebody we must send in the Vessel which we expect to despatch in Novr. We have as I told you a clergyman from N.

England offering but I confess I shall regret it if Mr. Do write to him & let me know his determination soon. Where is Hall (formerly of Wilmington) will he do if Nash does not go? Can you get them republished in your city? His aid, or his neutrality even, would be important to us. His only objection is to the practicability of Scheme, & of this he may, as he sees more, be convinced. The item "Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization in Liberia" is in sale since Sunday, October 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "grayautographs" and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Autograph Authentication: RR Auction
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Signed by: Francis Scott Key
  • Original/Reproduction: Original


Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization in Liberia

   Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed Supports Slave Colonization in Liberia