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Madison, James (1751-1836) American Colonization Society membership certificate, signed blank

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04675.02 Author/Creator: Madison, James (1751-1836) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Document signed Date: [1833/12/01 ca.] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed membership certificate signed by Madison as President and R. R. Gurley as Secretary. The American Colonization Society resettled freed black slaves in Liberia. D.B. Mattern letter 6/14/96, Madison accepted the presidency per his 19 February 1833 letter to Gurley (although it is a little equivocal); dating based on a 11/30/1833 letter from JM enclosing signed certificates (they may have been post-dated). Previous dating based on a certificate signed by JM as President, dated 1/1/1834 for Thomas H. Hulback offered by University Archive catalog #120. See correspondence in collateral file with copies.

People: Madison, James, 1751-1836.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Colonization, African American History, Slavery, Immigration and Migration, Freemen, Africa, Reform Movement, President

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery