Correspondence Relative to the Emigration to Hayti: Of the Free People of Colour in the United States. Together with the Instructions to the Agent Sent Out by President Boyer

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M. Day, 1824 - African Americans - 32 pages
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Page 9 - ... bear them, provided the Colonization Society will do the rest. The government will give fertile lands to those who wish to cultivate them, will advance to them nourishment, tools, and other things of indispensable necessity until they shall be sufficiently established to do without this assistance. 2. "To what extent in number,
Page 10 - ... the government will give it gratis, in fee simple, to those who will cultivate it. The emigrants will be distributed in the most advantageous manner possible, and those who may desire it, shall be placed in the neighbourhood of each other.
Page 8 - December, 1823, to the officers of districts, (of which I send you a copy,) you will convince yourself that I have prepared for the children of Africa, coming out of the United States, all that can assure them of an honourable existence in becoming citizens of the Haytien Republic.
Page 23 - ... by renting lands already improved, which they will till, or by working in the field to share the produce with the proprietor, must also engage themselves by a legal act that, on arriving in Hayti, they will make the above...
Page 22 - ... in concert with the agents of the different societies, and before civil authority, to make arrangements with heads of families, or other emigrants who can unite twelve people able to work, and also to stipulate that the government will give them a portion of land sufficient to employ twelve...
Page 4 - What are your laws in reference to marriage, and what is the state of society in this respect ? 7. How far are schools supported ? 8. Would your government allow the Society to plant a colony in your Island, having its own laws, courts, and legislature, in all respects like one of the States of the United States, and connected with and subject to the government of Hayti, only as each state is with our general government ; and would land be furnished for such a colony ? Full information on these points...
Page 22 - ... condition of their being good and industrious citizens. You are authorized, in concert with the agents of the different societies, and before civil authority, to make arrangements with heads of families, or other emigrants who can unite twelve people able to work, and also to stipulate that the government will give them a portion of land sufficient to employ twelve persons, and on which may...
Page 8 - T made the first overture, I contented myself with having explained to those of them who came to Hayti, all the guarantees and rights that the constitution of the Republic has established in their favour. I have aided in freeing those from debt who could not quite pay for their passage ; I have given land to those who...
Page 10 - Hayti : they will enjoy happiness, security, tranquillity, such as we ourselves possess, however our defarners declare the contrary. In fine, Sir, to prove to you what I am disposed to do in favor of our brethren who groan in the United States of America under the yoke of prejudice...
Page 22 - Those of the emigrants who prefer applying themselves individually to the culture of the earth, either by renting lands already improved, which they will till, or by working in the field, to share the produce with the proprietor, must also engage themselves, by a legal act, that on...

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