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From Lawrence, Kansas Territory, Marsh writes his third letter in four days to keep his Massachusetts colleague informed about Gov. Walker's occupation of Lawrence. Marsh, who had known the governor when he was secretary of the treasury under President James K. Polk, had a chance to visit with Walker but learned nothing regarding his current intentions. The letter indicates that the city's residents were "attending to their ordinary affairs as though he were not in their midst"--with some 600 dragoons. Marsh then mentions, among other things, his visit with G. W. Brown, one of the "hostile chiefs." As with the others, Marsh reportedly emphasizes the importance of harmony through the elections and the fact "that their differences was a source of grief to all their friends East, no matter who was right, or who was wrong."

Creator: Marsh, Thomas J.
Date: July 21, 1857

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Item Number: 90502
Call Number: George L. Stearns Coll. #507
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90502

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