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During a lull, Cyrus K. Holliday reported from Topeka, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania that Colonel Edwin V. Sumner had forced proslavery troops back to Missouri and camped on the border. Two free state men from Wisconsin had killed proslavery supporters near Osawatomie. Governor Wilson Shannon had resigned. A "large mass convention" was planned for July 2nd and 3rd, with a meeting of the free state legislature on the 4th. Cyrus advised Mary and Mr. Nichols to wait until after the 4th to travel to the territory.

Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: June 22, 1856

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Item Number: 2824
Call Number: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday Coll. #386 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2824

Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Politicians
Collections - Manuscript - Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Holidays
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Crime - Murder
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Free Soil
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Pro-Slavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Constitution Making - Topeka Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Shannon, Wilson
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Legislatures
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Proslavery
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Home and Family - Family parties and reunions - Holidays
Home and Family - Family parties and reunions - Holidays - 4th of July
Military - Service - Army - Dragoons
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Shannon, Wilson
People - Notable People - Sumner, Edwin V., 1797-1863
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Other States - Missouri
Places - Other States - Pennsylvania - Meadville
Places - Other States - Wisconsin
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Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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