General Howard and the Freedmen's Bureau

February 6, 1866


Some freedmen desire independent African American colonies in the South.


The secession of Fred. Douglass and others from this convention is the burthen of a long letter in Monday's Chronicle. It appears that the Virginia negroes had one white delegate ; that they are not clearly opposed to being settled in a colony of their own, somewhere in the South ; and that they are disposed to consider themselves fit rulers for their colored brethren. None of these things suited Fred. and the rest. Consequence- secession and the Virginia negroes left to themselves.
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