In 1863 the area of Liberia was vaguely assessed at a coastline of 600 miles, extending 100 miles into the interior; the population was estimated at about 500,000, of whom 16,000 were ‘Americo-Liberians’. Two years earlier the USA had recognized the Republic, the last power to do so. There were no railways, no ports, only a few roads; and the government were still trying to pacify the interior.
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