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Colonization Society, American The idea of restoring Africans in America to their native country occupied the minds of philanthropists at an early period. It seems to have been first suggested
1773, in which they invited subscriptions to a fund for founding a colony of free negroes from America on the western shore of Africa.
A contribution was made by ladies of Newport in February, 1774 rt was renewed by Dr. Hopkins, and he endeavored to make arrangements by which free blacks from America might join the English colony at Sierra Leone, established in 1787, for a home for destitute A ere to erect tents for the reception of at least 300 recaptured Africans.
The agents of the United States were instructed not to exercise any authority over the colonists, and the government of the e was made July 26, 1847.
The next year the independence of Liberia was acknowledged by the United States, Great Britain, and France.
So the American Colonization Society became mainly instrumental