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3000 Tribes people apply and recieve citizenship

3000 tribes people applied for and recieved citizenship status

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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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Attack on Heddington

After various threats from Goterah & Gatoomba, the town of Heddington is attacked by roughly three to four hundred warriors composed of Botswains, Mambo, Veys and Degs. They made thier attack at about daybreak and conflict lasted roughly two months.

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Bassa Cove is founded

The Young Men's Colonization Society of Pennyslyvania founded Bassa Cove

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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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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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Death of Sao Boso

The death of Sao Boso, a Mandinka chief and ruler of Bopolu, created unrest in the region as other Chiefs began struggling for control.

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Galloway Smith moves to Sinoe

Galloway Smith informs John McDonogh that he has moved with his wife and son to Monrovia from Sinoe

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Galloway Smith returns to the United States

Julia Smith informs John McDonogh that Galloway Smith has returned to the United States; he left aboard the U.S Storeship "Southampton"

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