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James W. Denver, governor of Kansas Territory, wrote from Lecompton, Kansas Territory, to his wife. Denver mentions the January 4, 1858, election on the Lecompton Constitution. He describes the tendency of Kansas Territory residents to exaggerate claims of violence, his general dislike of Kansas, and his desire to leave the territory as soon as possible.
Creator: Denver, James William, 1817-1892
Date: January 4, 1858
Item Number: 90159
Call Number: James W. Denver Coll. #328 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90159
Collections - Manuscript - Denver, James W.
Date - 1854-1860 - 1858
Government and Politics - Elections
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Constitution Making - Lecompton Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Elections
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Denver, James William
Home and Family - Courtship and marriage - Marriage
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Denver, James William
Places - Cities and towns - Lecompton
Places - Counties - Douglas
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters