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Writing from the "Missouri River" on September 4, 1856, Nelson McCracken, reportedly one of Leavenworth's leading free-state businessmen, asks John A. Halderman if it would be safe for McCracken "to Return to Leavenworth to do Business or Settle my unfinished Business." McCracken, and several others, had recently been forced by proslave partisans to leave Leavenworth for St. Louis, and they petitioned Governor John W. Geary for assistance in reclaiming their property and lawful place in the community.

Creator: McCracken, Nelson
Date: September 4, 1856

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Item Number: 90425
Call Number: John A. Halderman Coll. #370 Box 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90425

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