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From Lawrence, Kansas Territory, Charles Robinson updates his wife on developments in and around Lawrence since her departure. Governor John W. Geary had arrived and promises to see that the Missouri militia who were then threatening Lawrence "were disbanded." Robinson goes on to describe a very tense few days in September, beginning on Friday the 12th, involving militia of both sides and the governor. After a brief skirmish on the prairie east of Lawrence, Geary and some U.S. troops arrived and "the Missourians agreed to go home. It was all a farce. . . ."

Creator: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Date: September 20, 1856

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Item Number: 90805
Call Number: Charles & Sara Robinson Coll. # 488 Box 1 Folder 4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90805

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