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Cyrus K. Holliday, soon to return to Topeka after a productive territorial legislative session in Lawrence, wrote to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He wrote about a festival held at the Eldridge House, and reported on several other incidents of note: the arrest of John W. Doy, captured by Missourians while helping former slaves travel to Iowa; John Brown's avoidance of capture by [John P.] Woods (at the Battle of the Spurs on January 31, 1859); and Charles Fischer's escape after being twice arrested as "a fugitive slave." Holliday also wrote that the legislature had passed and Governor Samuel Medary would approve a bill granting Josephine Branscomb a divorce. Despite Holliday's efforts, the constitutional convention would be held at Wyandotte in July. He had refused [Alfred L.] Winans' request for a recommendation.

Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: February 6, 1859

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Item Number: 2870
Call Number: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday Coll. #386 Box 1 Folder 4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2870

Business and Industry - Lodging - Hotels
Business and Industry - Media/Communications - Newspaper
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Politicians
Collections - Manuscript - Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Festivals
Date - 1854-1860 - 1859
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Prisons and Jails
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 - Wyandotte Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Medary, Samuel
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Legislatures
Home and Family - Courtship and marriage - Divorce
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Military - Service - Militias
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - African Americans - Slavery
People - Notable Kansans - Doy, John, b. 1812
People - Notable Kansans - Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
People - Notable Kansans - Medary, Samuel, 1801-1864
People - Notable People - Brown, John, 1800-1859
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Other States - Missouri
Places - Other States - Pennsylvania - Meadville
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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