This article from a Democratic newspaper in Missouri, a slave state, attempts to ridicule first-term Republican congressman Francis P. "Frank" Blair, Jr. for supporting an improbable scheme for gradual emancipation ("colored moonshine") that had been proposed by Elihu Burritt, a social reformer from Connecticut and founder of the National Compensated Emancipation Society. Congressman Blair owned slaves but aligned himself with anti-slavery or free soil forces. (By Anna Lovett)
(St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "An Affair of Colored Moonshine," July 4, 1858
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