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Hugh S. Walsh to James W. Denver

Hugh S. Walsh to James W. Denver
Creator: Walsh, Hugh Sleight
Date: November 22, 1858
Acting territorial governor Hugh S. Walsh, writing from Lecompton, Kansas Territory, to former territorial governor James W. Denver, describes his strategy for the upcoming session of the territorial legislature. Walsh expresses the opinion that the legislature, due to voting irregularities, is not truly representative of the people of the territory. He hopes to convince the legislators to resign and call for new elections.


Hugh S. Walsh to Lewis Cass

Hugh S. Walsh to Lewis Cass
Creator: Walsh, Hugh Sleight
Date: November 19, 1858
Acting territorial governor Hugh S. Walsh writes from Lecompton, Kansas Territory, to Secretary of State Lewis Cass. Walsh requests permission to use $3000 remaining from funds appropriated for the August 1858 election as a means to offer rewards for the capture of James Montgomery, John Brown, and other Free State supporters allegedly engaged in violence in southeastern Kansas Territory.


Hugh Sleight Walsh

Hugh Sleight Walsh
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Hugh Sleight Walsh was the official Secretary of Kansas Territory from 1858 to 1860. He worked with a number of the territorial governors and served as the acting territorial governor during four periods: from July 3 to July 30, 1858; from October 10 to December 18, 1858; from August 1 to September 15, 1859; and from April 15 to June 16, 1860.


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