The Connecticut Kansas Colony, sometimes referred to as the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony, was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, with the intent that its members would migrate to Kansas Territory in the spring of 1856. This book identifies members of the colony. It also contains meeting minutes that record information about the activities of the colony (formation, the trip to Kansas, selecting a town site, etc.) through its decision to dissolve in favor of the Wabaunsee Company, which was charged with organizing the town of Wabaunsee, Kansas Territory. The record book's content, while not including information about the discussions of issues, contains a great deal of information about the formal actions of the colony. The early minutes contain mentions of the purchase of arms.
Kansas Historical Society
Connecticut Kansas Colony record book, 1856-1857 - p. 2