Robin: Chancery Cause, Fauquier County (Part 3 of 4)
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Colonization Rooms Washington Sept 28, 1839
Thomas S. Moore, Esq.
I have your kind favor of the 25th inst in relation to Mr. Hunton's Slaves. The Am. Colonization Society will receive and serve out to Liberia all the Slaves left by Mr H. or such of them as may choose to go. You remark that the design of Mr. Hunton was to impose the condition of his Slaves. We feel assured that in no way can their condition be so much improved as by emigrating to Liberia. We have communications from many of the citizens of Liberia received by the Packet Ship Saluda early in July last, in which they speak of the Colony as being remarkably healthy; So much so, that no deaths had occured [occurred] for many months. The people are not only contented & happy but - highly gratified with their present condition and the rapid advance in all things relating to their enjoyment, their [illegible] & intellectual elevation. The merchants were prosecuting their business with success. The mechanics were fully employed, and the farmers rejoicing in their in their abundant crops. Schools are established in all the settlements
[Left Margin Aligned Vertically] We have received advice from Monrovia within a few days, which confirms all I have said in relations to the health & prosperity of the Colony.