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Clay, Henry (1777-1852) Colonization society membership certificate for Millard Fillmore [slavery]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06216 Author/Creator: Clay, Henry (1777-1852) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Document signed Date: 1850/09/30 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.4 x 30.3 cm

Summary of Content: Certificate countersigned by William McLain. Certificate made out to Fillmore as President of the US. Damaged, with slight loss of paper at top center.

People: Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentReform MovementSlaveryAfrican American HistoryAmerican StatesmenColonizationAfrica

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