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From a "camp near Lecompton," George W. Smith and the other Free State captives, including Charles Robinson and John Brown, Jr., write to state their views on issues facing the Topeka legislature as it convened. Smith and company argue that the freestaters had a "right to meet as a Legislature, complete the State organization and pass all laws necessary to the successful administration of Justice," but the assembly should not resist "Federal officer in the service of the legal process" unless they threaten the state organization. Smith, et al, believe success of the cause depends upon "a right position and, second upon calm, and unflinching firmness."

Creator: Smith, G.W. (George W.) 1806-1878
Date: July 1, 1856

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Item Number: 90482
Call Number: James Blood Coll. # 281 Box 1 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90482

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