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Charles Robinson, writing from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to Eli Thayer in Worcester, Massachusetts, described voting irregularities in the March 30, 1855 election of members to the territorial legislature. Robinson maintained that the election was "controlled entirely by Missourians" who came to the territory, took over the polling places, and cast illegal ballots to ensure that proslavery supporters were elected to the legislature. Robinson also reported that free staters in Lawrence had formed themselves into four military companies, and urged Thayer to send Sharps rifles and cannons for these forces.

Creator: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Date: April 2, 1855

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Item Number: 3559
Call Number: Eli Thayer Coll. #519 Box 1 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3559

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