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The American Colonization Society holds its forty-ninth annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Liberia, 1857, zoomable map
01/16/1866
The forty-ninth annual meeting of the American Colonization Society was held in the evening in Washington, D.C.. Officials reported that 527 African-Americans had emigrated to Liberia during the last year, the most since 1856. The sparsely attended meeting maintained an optimism that their services would be required much more in the future but reported only around $5000 cash in hand to do the work.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The American Colonization Society - Annual Meeting," New York Times, January 18, 1866, p. 5. 

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