The Resource Transportation of free negroes, : vouchers, 1856-1858
- Transportation of free negroes, : vouchers, 1856-1858
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- These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Agencies of State Government - Boards and Committees. Board of Colonization
- These vouchers include the names of persons to whom money was owed, the amounts, and the date the voucher was submitted
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- The Board of Colonization was created by an act of the General Assembly passed on 6 April 1853. The purpose of the board was to supervise the transportation of free black males to Liberia on a voluntary basis. To finance the operation of the act, a poll tax was levied on free black males. The board was composed of the Auditor of Public Accounts, the Second Auditor, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth. It ceased operation when the Civil War began.
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- entry 110
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- Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
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