Liberia

March 31, 1848

An item from the N.Y. Journal of Commerce, placed under Refuge of Oppression, praises the “independent Republic of free blacks on the Continent of Africa”.  The editor, after disparaging the source, comments:  “… With the colony at Liberia, as such, we have no controversy, but only with that spirit which declares that equal rights shall not be enjoyed on the American soil.”