The collection contains 126 chronologically arranged printed United States government documents dealing with slavery issues.
Included are memorials, messages, reports, resolutions, many being numbered miscellaneous documents of the various sessions
of the Congress, Senate and House of Representatives. Many are from state legislatures, North and South. Some are from the
President of the United States. Several pertain to the American Colonization Society.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.