From Calvin Iserman to Brother William

Title: From Calvin Iserman to Brother William
Creator: Calvin Iserman
Description: In this letter of October 3, 1858, Calvin Iserman writes from Independence, Missouri to his brother William. Calvin wants to leave Independence, where non-slaveholders are “counted just nobody at all," and “a poor man, and mechanic is looked upon as no better than a slave.” He declares that “any man East that upholds Slavery…should be made to live in a Slave State all of his life time.” Calvin plans to go to Kansas Territory and “take a look around.”
Date original: October 3, 1858
Owning organization: Jackson County Historical Society
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: General Collections, Box 11.00: Folder 10
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Jackson County Historical Society at: P.O. Box 4241, Independence, MO 64051-4241, Phone: (816) 252-7454, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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