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Oscar Learnard wrote his father, S.T. Learnard, that he was disappointed in the attitude of people in Vermont and throughout the North who continued to support the Pierce administration. If they did so because they were Democrats, they should learn from Andrew H. Reeder, J. H. Lane, William Y. Roberts, and others who had seen the light. Learnard admitted "a few cases" of free state retaliation "upon their oppressors," and then gave some "facts" about the "Patawotamie" incident, while not mentioning John Brown by name. Learnard believed that the reports about mangled bodies were untrue.
Creator: Learnard, Oscar E.
Date: July 23, 1856
Item Number: 3356
Call Number: Oscar E. Learnard Coll. #415 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3356
Collections - Manuscript - Leonard, Oscar E.
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Pierce, Franklin
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Democrat
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Free Soil
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Reeder, Andrew H
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - African Americans - Slavery
People - Notable Kansans - Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
People - Notable People - Brown, John, 1800-1859
People - Notable People - Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Franklin
Places - Other States - Vermont
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters