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In this "Private" reply to his political rival, Ewing apparently responded to a request from Jim Lane for information about troops and munitions at Fort Leavenworth. Ewing provided some detailed information about this and about the local militia's readiness and strength. The troop strength at the fort was weak, but "Dragoons" from Fort Scott were expected soon: "If the Cavalry Companies come, all will be safe at the Fort. But we must have a force prepared to defend the City--& such preparation is our best guaranty for peace with our neighbors.

Creator: Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896
Date: January 25, 1861

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Item Number: 969
Call Number: Thomas Ewing, Jr., Coll. No. 341, Letter Press Book No. 4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 969

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