Authors

Lorenzo Waugh

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There have been fears of a slave rebellion, and on the night before this letter was written, there was no rebellion. The whole town is armed. The evils of slavery have been rendered worse by abolitionism. Slaves are well-clothed and armed. Some whites associate with the worst Negroes. There is much gambling and horse-racing. Waugh complains of the luke-warmness of the people, though he sees signs of hope. Abstract Number - 796

Abstract Number

796

Publication Date

12-25-1835

City

Fredericktown, MO

Keywords

Slavery Letters; Abolition; Slave Rebellion

Letter from Lorenzo Waugh to James B. Finley

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