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Letter to Mr. Young from Peter Van Bebber

Catalog Data

Written by:
Peter Van Bebber, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 7/16 x 7 7/8 in. (31.6 x 20 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place made:
Mount Sterling, Gasconade County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 18, 1855
Description:
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.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.14.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Movement:
Colonization movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53bca11a5-91bc-426b-96bd-7439680bc05d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.14.5