Pro-Slavery Sentiment in Indiana, Calvin Fairbank

November 7, 1851

Writing from Jeffersonville, Fairbank tells of the need of Abolitionist speakers in Indiana.  “Public sentiment is more pro-slavery here than in Kentucky, because in Kentucky, many of the people are beginning to see the advantage of freedom over slavery, and many are convicted of their former sins on this point. Here, the people have not felt and seen its enormity, and being less with the colored people, they have become more prejudiced against them.”