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In the wake of the Wakarusa War, Isaac Goodnow wrote to an unknown recipient regarding recent skirmishes and negotiations between proslavery and free state supporters. According to Goodnow, Governor Shannon had demanded that the free state men surrender their Sharp's rifles and obey the laws of the "bogus" legislature. Governor Robinson had responded, telling his men to "keep the rifles, but surrender their contents." Goodnow also commented on the "determined heroism" of the free state women, and recounted the incident of voter fraud which occurred in the Delegate to Congress election between former Governor Reeder and J. W. Whitfield.

Creator: Goodnow, Isaac Tichener, 1814-1894
Date: January/February 1856

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Item Number: 3629
Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Coll. #357 Box 1 Folder 47
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3629

Collections - Manuscript - Goodnow, Isaac
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Government and Politics - Elections
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Congress
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 - Lecompton Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Elections
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Reeder, Andrew H
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
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Military - Weapons - Firearms - Carbines
Military - Weapons - Firearms - Rifles
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894
People - Notable Kansans - Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
People - Notable Kansans - Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
People - Notable Kansans - Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
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Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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