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William B. Hutchinson of Lawrence, Kansas Territory wrote to Cyrus K. Holliday in Topeka, K. T., requesting support for a People's Mass Convention in Topeka on July 4. The gathering Free-Staters would be armed in case of opposition. Colonel Edwin V. Sumner had received orders on June 4th from K. T. Governor Wilson Shannon to disband unlawful military forces. The camp from which Hutchinson wrote had complied, but John W. Whitfield and his troops, camped at Bull Creek, refused. Hutchinson described northern enthusiasm to aid financially the free state cause. John H. Reeder and James H. Lane were speaking in northern states.

Creator: Hutchinson, William , 1823-1904
Date: June 6, 1856

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Item Number: 2813
Call Number: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday Coll. #386 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2813

Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Politicians
Collections - Manuscript - Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Holidays - 4th of July
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Constitution Making - Topeka Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Reeder, Andrew H
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Shannon, Wilson
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Legislatures
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Home and Family - Family parties and reunions - Holidays - 4th of July
Military - Service - Army - Dragoons
Military - Service - Militias
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - African Americans - Slavery
People - Notable Kansans - Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
People - Notable Kansans - Hutchinson, William
People - Notable Kansans - Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
People - Notable Kansans - Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
People - Notable Kansans - Shannon, Wilson
People - Notable People - Sumner, Edwin V., 1797-1863
People - Notable People - Whitfield, John W., 1818-1879
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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