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In this telegram to Colonel Campbell, Kansas Governor John Martin of Topeka responds to a request for militia units at Parsons, Kansas, to help maintain order during a strike of railroad workers. The governor does not favor using the militia except in the "direst necessity." He asks Colonel Campbell to insist that the sheriff and people of Labette County, Kansas, preserve the peace. In February 1885, railroad shop workers walked off the job because of a cut in pay and reduced hours of work. Governor Martin was able to negotiate a settlement to the strike but problems continued throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.

Creator: Martin, John Alexander, 1839-1889
Date: March 15, 1886

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Item Number: 211917
Call Number: Governor's Office, Martin, Correspondence received, Box 29, Folder 6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211917

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