Benjamin Lundy letter, March 31, 1835   Save
Benjamin Lundy letter, March 31, 1835
Description: Letter from unknown friend to Benjamin Lundy, outlining best practices for establishing a potential freed slave colony along the Rio Grande near Matamoros, Mexico. Letter contains detailed advice about the social and material planning for the colony, with extensive notes on the agricultural climate in Mexico and technology and labor practices recommended for the new environment. Letter is continued in four other pages, but the eight pages do not appear to be consecutive. This first chunk of letter mainly concerns advice about best social systems for setting up a freed slave colony in what was then Mexico (although the region would shortly thereafter be seized by Texas). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Page1
Subjects: Abolitionists; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century; Freed slave colonies; Texas Revolution; Land settlement; U.S. colonization; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Places: Matamoros (Mexico)