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According to an explanation written by Edward Hoogland on the outside of the document, Briscoe Davis' sister (unnamed) wrote this complaint describing the October 24, 1856 looting of Mr. Davis' house in Linn County by free state supporters led by a Captain Holmes (likely James R. Holmes, a Free State Militia captain). The seizure of Davis' home took place shortly after Governor John Geary's October 1856 visit to southeastern Kansas Territory.

Date: November 18, 1856

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Item Number: 3554
Call Number: William I. R. Blackman Coll. #278 Box 1 Folder 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3554

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