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View of the Residence of the Late John McDonogh, Esq.

Drawing of the McDonogh estate circa 1850

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Course of study

An example of the typical course of study for freshmen at Lafayette College in the middle of the 19th century

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Construction of a road connecting Millsburg and Bopolu

An ACS agent hires a crew of natives to help build a road connecting Bopolu and Millsburg; by 1830 it was heavily traveled.

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The Gola people attack Millsburg

Getambe, Chief of the inland Gola people, attacks Millsburg seizing six people as prisoners.

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Washington W. McDonogh joins the Liberian Legislature body

Washington Watts McDonogh becomes a member of the Lower House of the Liberian Legislature.

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The True Whig Party is founded

The True Whig Party went on to becoming the dominant polictical party in Liberia until the late 20th century

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42 more former McDonogh slaves leave for Liberia

In 1859, 9 years after John McDonogh's death, 42 more McDonogh slaves were freed and sent to Liberia.

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Maryland in Liberia is at war with the Grebo and Kru People

Maryland in Liberia requests military aid from Liberia in a war with the Grebo and Kru peoples who were resisting the Maryland settlers' efforts to control their trade.

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