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This is the writ of arrest for Andrew Reeder, Charles Robinson, James Lane, George Brown, Samuel Wood, George Deitzler, George Smith, and Gaius Jenkins, who were indicted by a Grand Jury for high treason. There are U.S. Marshal deputies' acknowledgments indicating they had arrested the various individuals. It also includes the Grand Jury's opinion regarding the alleged slander in the newspapers Herald of Freedom and Kansas Free State and the construction of the Free State Hotel in Lawrence apparently in preparation for war.
Date: May 20, 1856
Item Number: 228352
Call Number: U. S. Department of Justice, U. S. Marshall's Office, Writ ordering arrest of Andrew Reader, Charles Robinson, et al.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 228352
Collections - State Archives
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Crimes - Treason
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery - Abolition
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Reeder, Andrew H
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
People - Notable Kansans - Brown, George Washington
People - Notable Kansans - Jenkins, Gaius
People - Notable Kansans - Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
People - Notable Kansans - Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
People - Notable Kansans - Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
People - Notable Kansans - Smith, George W., 1806-1878
People - Notable Kansans - Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861