Mount Sterling, Gasconade County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
November 18, 1855
A handwritten letter in black ink on white paper. Peter Vanbebber, an enslaved preacher in Missouri, writes a white minister and asks to be bought from his present master for $1,000, and then allowed to emigrate to Liberia to serve the Lord. He says his master would agree to this arrangement and eagerly awaits an answer.