Thomas L. Marsh wrote this letter to George L. Stearns detailing the lack of response received from Governor Robert Walker concerning the territorial elections. He also expresses his anger over a speech that Walker was giving to the secessionist Southern Fire Eaters on affairs in Kansas, and mentions the people of Lecompton and their "Plantation Manners." The letter ends with an account of money paid in support of the Free State cause. A searchable, full-text version of this letter is available by clicking "Text Version" below.
Creator: Marsh, Thomas J.
Date: September 7, 1857
Item Number: 224675
Call Number: George L. & Mary E. Stearns Papers Coll. #507, Box 1 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224675
Collections - Manuscript - Stearns, George L
Date - 1854-1860 - 1857
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Constitution Making - Lecompton Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Elections
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Walker, Robert John
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Proslavery
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable People - Stearns, George L.
Places - Cities and towns - Grasshopper Falls
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Cities and towns - Lecompton
Places - Counties - Douglas
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters