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Order No. 1, from the Headquarters of the Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box - Page

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E.B. Whitman, Quarter-Master General of the Kansas Volunteers, issued this formal order in response to the Topeka Legislature's adoption of James Lane's resolution to organize the people in protection of the ballot boxes during the next elections. Whitman, who had just been appointed as Quarter-Master General by Lane under the Ballot Box resolution, requested that each Company of the Volunteers elect their own Quarter-Master to take an inventory of firearms held by their own Company.

Creator: Whitman, E. B. (Edmund Burke), 1812-1883
Date: August 3, 1857

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Item Number: 6948
Call Number: James Abbott Coll. #252 Box 2 Folder 10
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 6948

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