Robin: Chancery Cause, Fauquier County (Part 3 of 4)
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Washington Oct. 30. 1839 John Marr, Esqr.
Yours of the 29. inst is reced. I hasten to reply to your several enquiries. [inquires] 1. The American Colonization Society will make provision to send to Liberia any or all of the slaves mentioned in the will of the late Wm Hunton & in the bill to which you refer. 2. The colored people referred to will be received at Norfolk the 24. of Decr. on board the Society's ship Saluda, or some other good ship. Please say to those people who propose to emigrate, that the Saluda is a packet ship, & that the accommodations, the provisions, & water shall be abundant. On arriving at Liberia they will immediately be placed on the public farm, where they will remain for six months, in which time they will have passed through the acclimating fever, or be no longer exposed to it. This course will be hereafter adopted, that emigrants may have experienced physicians to prescribe for them, & suitable comforts, & have all necessary attention if sick. If well they can be profitably employed for the society & be restrained from the impudent use of the fruits & vegetables with which the country abounds.