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X-posted from H-Net and ASLH Legal History Discussion list <H-LAW@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: "Zelden, Charles" <zelden@NOVA.EDU> __________ According to James Oliver and Lois Horton's IN HOPE OF LIBERTY (1997) (pp. 188-89), the American Colonization Society sent a first detachment of eighty-six American blacks to Sierra Leone in early 1820, followed by a second group to Liberia in 1821, and "during the next decade, 1,400 blacks, most already free, followed the original settlers from America to Liberia." Donald Rogers, Ph. D. Adjunct Lecturer Central Connecticut State University Housatonic Community College