Hilary Teague

Hilary Teague (1802 – May 21, 1853), sometimes written as Hilary Teage, was an Americo-Liberian merchant, journalist, and politician in the early years of the West African nation of Liberia.wikipedia
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Liberian Declaration of Independence

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Teague drafted the Liberian Declaration of Independence in 1847 and was later a member of the Senate of Liberia and served as the new country’s first Secretary of State.
The Declaration was written by Hilary Teague and adopted simultaneously with the first Constitution of Liberia.

Americo-Liberians

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Hilary Teague (1802 – May 21, 1853), sometimes written as Hilary Teage, was an Americo-Liberian merchant, journalist, and politician in the early years of the West African nation of Liberia.
Hilary Teague, Liberian pioneer and author of the Liberian Declaration of Independence

Colin Teague (missionary)

Colin Teague
His mother was Frances Teage and his father Colin Teague, a former slave, became a Baptist missionary during efforts to establish the colony of Liberia.
His son Hilary Teague became a prominent pastor, businessman, newspaper editor, and political leader in Liberia.

Liberia

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Hilary Teague (1802 – May 21, 1853), sometimes written as Hilary Teage, was an Americo-Liberian merchant, journalist, and politician in the early years of the West African nation of Liberia. His mother was Frances Teage and his father Colin Teague, a former slave, became a Baptist missionary during efforts to establish the colony of Liberia.

Virginia

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A native of the US state of Virginia, he was known for his oratory skills and he pushed for Liberian independence from the American Colonization Society. Teague was born free in the United States in the state of Virginia in 1805.

American Colonization Society

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A native of the US state of Virginia, he was known for his oratory skills and he pushed for Liberian independence from the American Colonization Society.

Senate of Liberia

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Teague drafted the Liberian Declaration of Independence in 1847 and was later a member of the Senate of Liberia and served as the new country’s first Secretary of State.

Free people of color

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Teague was born free in the United States in the state of Virginia in 1805.

Baptists

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His mother was Frances Teage and his father Colin Teague, a former slave, became a Baptist missionary during efforts to establish the colony of Liberia.

Colony

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His mother was Frances Teage and his father Colin Teague, a former slave, became a Baptist missionary during efforts to establish the colony of Liberia.

Monrovia

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The younger Teague served as a Baptist minister in Monrovia and was a merchant trading in palm oil. In 1835, Teage became the owner and editor of the Liberia Herald in Monrovia, after John Brown Russwurm left to become governor of the Republic of Maryland.

Palm oil

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The younger Teague served as a Baptist minister in Monrovia and was a merchant trading in palm oil.

Liberia Herald

In 1835, Teage became the owner and editor of the Liberia Herald in Monrovia, after John Brown Russwurm left to become governor of the Republic of Maryland.

John Brown Russwurm

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In 1835, Teage became the owner and editor of the Liberia Herald in Monrovia, after John Brown Russwurm left to become governor of the Republic of Maryland.

Republic of Maryland

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In 1835, Teage became the owner and editor of the Liberia Herald in Monrovia, after John Brown Russwurm left to become governor of the Republic of Maryland.

Republicanism

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As editor, Teage became a big promoter of Liberian independence and combined republicanism, black nationalism, and Christianity to make his case.

Black nationalism

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As editor, Teage became a big promoter of Liberian independence and combined republicanism, black nationalism, and Christianity to make his case.

Montserrado County

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He was later an instrumental figure at the Constitutional Convention of 1847 - representing Montserrado County - in both debating and ratifying Liberia's constitution.

Second-class citizen

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He also wrote the country's Declaration of Independence, which railed against their treatment as slaves and second class citizens in the United States.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Liberia)

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The first director of the ministry was Hilary Teague, who also drafted the Liberian Declaration of Independence and served in the Liberian Senate.