The U.S.S. Niagara sails from Charleston for Liberia carrying the Africans freed from the slave ship Echo
The United States warship Niagara, with around 300 Africans freed from the slave ship Echo aboard, sailed for Liberia from Charleston, South Carolina. The Echo, bound for Cuba with its human cargo, had been intercepted and seized by the U.S. Navy in August. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 384.