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Free State Hotel ball invitation

Free State Hotel ball invitation
Date: 1859
An invitation to a ball held on January 29, 1859, at the Free State Hotel in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, with proceeds going toward refurnishing the hotel "and in some degree retrieving the loss sustained by Col. Eldridge in the destruction of the Eldridge House on the 21st day of May, 1856." Music would be performed by the Lawrence Cornet Band.


Henry Miles Moore

Henry Miles Moore
Date: Between 1850s and 1900s
A mounted sixth plate tintype portrait of Henry Miles Moore. He was a member of the Leavenworth Town Company, a representative to the Free-State Conventions at Topeka and Grasshopper Falls, 1857, and a member of the 1857 Territorial Legislature. At the Democratic Convention held in Atchison, March, 1860, Moore was appointed a delegate to the Charleston National Convention.


Henry Miles Moore to Jesse Morin

Henry Miles Moore to Jesse Morin
Creator: Moore, H. Miles (Henry Miles), b. 1826
Date: October 12, 1859
Moore, an anti-slavery Democrat, wrote to Major Jesse Morin, register of the federal land office in Fort Scott, Kansas Territory, to seek Morin's support in Moore's bid for the Democratic Party nomination for attorney general. Moore was unsuccessful at the October 25, 1859, Democratic Convention in his effort to secure the nomination.


Indictment of H. Miles Moore

Indictment of H. Miles Moore
Creator: Grover, C. H.
Date: March 1856
Charles H. Grover, the district attorney for the First District in Kansas Territory, signed an indictment of Henry Miles Moore of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, for unlawfully exercising the powers of Attorney General. Moore was elected Attorney General of the Free State government on January 15, 1856, under the provisions of the Topeka Constitution.


James Peckham to Henry Miles Moore

James Peckham to Henry Miles Moore
Creator: Peckham, James
Date: March 20, 1857
Peckham, writing from New York City, described the strong anti-slavery feelings that had emerged among many Northerners in the wake of the March 6, 1857, Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott case in which it was ruled that Congress had no authority to prohibit slavery in federal territories (such as the Kansas Territory).


James Peckham to Henry Miles Moore

James Peckham to Henry Miles Moore
Creator: Peckham, James
Date: December 13, 1857
Peckham, writing from New York City, described Northern opposition to the Lecompton Constitution. He also offered advice to Moore, who was a Free State advocate from Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, that Free State supporters refrain from seeking the admission of Kansas as a state under the Topeka Constitution.


Janett Barringer to Henry Miles Moore

Janett Barringer to Henry Miles Moore
Creator: Barringer, Jarrett
Date: October 16, 1854
Janett Barringer, writing from Mineral Pointe, Wisconsin, sought to purchase a Leavenworth town lot from Henry Miles Moore, secretary of the Leavenworth Town Association, Kansas Territory. Barringer proposed to pay fifty dollars for the lot.


Kansas State Central Committee record book

Kansas State Central Committee record book
Creator: Kansas State Central Committee
Date: Between July 3, 1856 and July 13, 1857
This record book contains the official proceedings of the Kansas State Central Committee from July 3, 1956, to July 13, 1857. The committee was established to coordinate the activities of the Free State Party. District committees were established to carry out activities at the local level.


Leavenworth Association, Kansas Territory, meeting minutes

Leavenworth Association, Kansas Territory, meeting minutes
Creator: Leavenworth Association,
Date: June 22, 1854
The minutes describe a June 22, 1854, meeting in Weston, Missouri, at which Leavenworth Town Association members elected officers. George W. Gist was elected president; H. Miles Moore was elected secretary; and Joseph B. Evans was elected treasurer.


Marcus J. Parrott to Henry Miles Moore

Marcus J. Parrott to Henry Miles Moore
Creator: Parrott, Marcus J., 1828-1879
Date: January 12, 1857
Parrott, the representative of Kansas Territory to the U.S. Congress, wrote to Moore from Washington offering his assessment of the upcoming session of Congress. Parrott predicted that the Congress would reject the Lecompton Constitution. He also offered Moore, a Free State advocate recently elected to the Kansas Territorial House of Representatives, advice on activities to pursue in the Territorial Legislature.


Warren Beckwith to Henry Miles Moore

Warren Beckwith to Henry Miles Moore
Creator: Beckwith, Warren
Date: March 9, 1855
Beckwith writes from Pawnee, Kansas Territory, to Henry Miles Moore (identified in the salutation as "M. H. Moore") of Weston, Missouri. Beckwith describes building construction in Pawnee, reports that a warehouse would be completed in time for the first session of the Territorial Legislature, and that Catholic and Episcopal churches are being built.


William Frederick Milton Arny to Thaddeus Hyatt

William Frederick Milton Arny to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Arny, W. F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881
Date: October 23, 1856
W. F. M. Arny, an agent of the National Kansas Committee, wrote this letter to Thaddeus Hyatt while traveling on the Missouri River. The main focus of this letter revolved around committee business and the state of affairs in Kansas. During this visit to Kansas, Arny had reorganized the Kansas Central Committee in order to increase its efficiency, and he included in this letter a revised list of its officers and members. He also wrote about his conversation with Governor Geary concerning the various volunteer companies created by free state men. The letter ends with a brief description of the suffering of the settlers, their meager diet, and their desperate need for more provisions.


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