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Photograph, Benjamin Stringfellow
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Date: 1880

Portrait of Benjamin Stringfellow, attorney and Pro-slavery activist. In 1838, he settled in Missouri where Stringfellow served in the house of representatives and was attorney general for four years. After moving to Weston, MO, he became a member and officer of the Platte County Self-Defensive Association, an aggressive Pro-Slavery organization. He wrote a pamphlet entitled "Negro Slavery No Evil, or the North and the South". In 1858 Stringfellow moved to Atchison, Kansas Territory, where he helped build the town and was an attorney for the Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad.

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