From Frederick Starr to My Dear Father

Title: From Frederick Starr to My Dear Father
Creator: Frederick Starr
Description: On February 22, 1855, Frederick Starr writes from Weston, Missouri to his father. Starr recounts a recent speech he gave regarding slavery: “I consider slavery a moral and political evil…and the only wedge of contention which threatens to disturb & divide the Union. I am a Colonizationist.” He derides anyone falsely accusing him of being an abolitionist, stating that their lies “steal not only my property, but my comfort, my friendships, my domestic quietude, my influence, respect, and good name.” Starr adds that after he gave his speech, Gen. Stringfellow incited the crowd by encouraging an armed invasion into Kansas.
Date original: February 22, 1855
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Starr, F. C2073: f. 3, Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1855
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia at: 23 Ellis Library, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65201, Phone: (573)882-6028, E-mail: hirschg@umsystem.edu Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia.
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