From Frederick Starr to Dear Father

Title: From Frederick Starr to Dear Father
Creator: Frederick Starr
Description: This letter was written on March 31, 1855, by Frederick Starr in Weston, Missouri, to his father. Starr describes the election fraud that took place at the Kansas legislative elections on March 30, calling it “a high handed outrage.” He says that hundreds of armed, pro-slavery Missourians came into Kansas to disrupt the election, and that more than 800 illegal votes were cast in Leavenworth, Kansas. Starr asks his father to publish the information in his letter in the Albany Evening Journal, without mentioning his name.
Date original: March 31, 1855
Person: Andrew Reeder
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Starr, F. C2073: f. 3, Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1855
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