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James Lane, from the Headquarters of the Kansas Volunteers free state militia, issued this certificate to appoint James Abbott (Brigadier General of the 1st Brigade) to organize people to protect the ballot boxes during the upcoming elections. Election fraud, in the form of multiple votes cast by pro-slavery men, was a constant concern of free state supporters.

Date: July 15, 1857

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Item Number: 7616
Call Number: James Abbott Coll. #252 Box 2 Folder 10
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7616

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