Fifty-six free blacks sail from the United States for a new life as emigrants to Haiti

Fifty-six African-American emigrants sailed for Port-a-Prince in Haiti aboard the 200 ton schooner Janet Kedstone under a resettlement program that James Redpath's Boston Bureau of  Emigration had sponsored.  They received free passage, a sixteen acre farm on Haiti, and exemption from military service. Redpath's scheme, funded in part by the Haitian government lasted until 1862 and hundred took up the offer.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"Emigration to Hayti, " New York Times, January 4, 1861.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Settlers/Immigrants
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