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Joseph Gardner, a free-state partisan of Douglas County, Kansas Territory, and a member of the Dr. John Doy rescue party, writes Stearns requesting firearms and ammunition as there were people in the vicinity of St. Joseph, Missouri, who reportedly were preparing to "make war upon my house." Word had reportedly gone out that Gardner was "harboring fugitives" [fugitive slaves).

Creator: Gardner, Joseph, 1820-1863
Date: May 29, 1860

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Item Number: 90596
Call Number: George L. Stearns Coll. #507
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90596

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