Emigration to Haiti, 1839
Transcribed by Mark Fleszar, Georgia State University, 2007.
Boston Recorder, 9 August 1839
Summary of News.
Emigration to Hayti.—The brig America, Kingsley, sailed 20th of July from St. John’s River, East Florida, having on board nearly 100 free colored and some white passengers of that neighborhood for Hayti. They were mostly of the useful and laborious classes of this community, such as agriculture, assorted with blacksmiths and carpenters, together with some first rate ship builders and other mechanics, intending to settle near Port au Plate, under the patronage of Mr. Kingsley, a Florida planter, who wishes to transfer their industry in his own fertile lands in Hayti.
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