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This letter from Richard J. Hinton was written from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, to Reverend Thomas W. Higginson, who was a radical abolitionist and agent of the Massachusetts Kansas Aid Committee. The letter is filled with information about the struggle for Kansas Territory. Hinton mentions the trials of the free state prisoners at Lecompton and Governor Geary's order to arrest other free state figures. Colonel Titus is also threatening to help the U. S. troops arrest free state men. Apparently a Captain Homes [sic] from New York had become so frustrated that he had collected several followers and was determined to administer his own brand of justice. Hinton does not completely approve of such action, claiming that while it is understandable, it is "not generally beneficial to our cause." Hinton had experienced some personal troubles as well, when some thieves who claimed to be free state men carried off the belongings of his company, which was settled at Lexington, Kansas Territory. The letter concludes with updates about the various men in his company.

Creator: Hinton, Richard J. (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901
Date: November 6, 1856

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Item Number: 90668
Call Number: Thomas W. Higginson Coll. #380 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90668

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