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Gaius Jenkins

Gaius Jenkins
Date: Between 1854 and 1858
An ambrotype showing Gaius Jenkins, who was born in New York state in 1812. He and his wife came to Kansas City, Missouri in 1853, and they moved to Lawrence, Kansas Territory, in 1854. Jenkins was active in the free-state cause, serving as a colonel in the Free State Militia. He was taken prisoner along with John Brown, Jr., Charles Robinson and several others and held near Lecompton, Kansas Territory. On June 3, 1858, Jenkins was killed by James Lane over a land dispute in Lawrence.


Gaius Jenkins' bill to the Kansas State Central Committee

Gaius Jenkins' bill to the Kansas State Central Committee
Creator: Jenkins, Gaius
Date: June 24, 1856
Most of the items on this itemized bill, presented to the Kansas State Central Committee by Gaius Jenkins of Lawrence (a free-state man who was subsequently shot and killed by Jim Lane), are related to armaments (powder, lead, etc.) or other necessities for supplying a militia force in the Kansas Territory.


George W. Smith, et al, to the Friends of Law and Order convened at Topeka

George W. Smith, et al, to the Friends of Law and Order convened at Topeka
Creator: Smith, G.W. (George W.) 1806-1878
Date: July 1, 1856
From a "camp near Lecompton," George W. Smith and the other Free State captives, including Charles Robinson and John Brown, Jr., write to state their views on issues facing the Topeka legislature as it convened. Smith and company argue that the freestaters had a "right to meet as a Legislature, complete the State organization and pass all laws necessary to the successful administration of Justice," but the assembly should not resist "Federal officer in the service of the legal process" unless they threaten the state organization. Smith, et al, believe success of the cause depends upon "a right position and, second upon calm, and unflinching firmness."


James Henry Lane vs. heirs of Gauis Jenkins

James Henry Lane vs. heirs of Gauis Jenkins
Date: ca. 1860
This document, prepared by Mssrs. Mitchell and Weer, attorneys for James Lane who represented him in his infamous land ownership conflict with Gauis Jenkins, recounts a detailed chronology surrounding the circumstances of each man's ownership of the float. Lane, who ultimately shot and killed fellow free-stateman Jenkins as a result of the dispute, maintained that he was the legitimate owner of the float, despite his extended absences from it. Within the details of the conflict, as described in this pamphlet, are included chronologies of Lane's service as a free-state representative in Washington and as a general of the free-state militia.


John S. Brown to William Brown

John S. Brown to William Brown
Creator: Brown, John S.
Date: June 13, 1858
This letter, written from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, by John Stillman Brown, was addressed to his son, William Brown, who was studying at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. The letter included information about their local church meetings and the talk surrounding the murder of Gaius Jenkins by James Henry Lane over a land dispute. Brown also mentioned a sermon he'd preached, which outlined the beliefs of the Unitarians. He admonished his son to immerse himself in the Scriptures, and to stop drinking tea and other stimulants. The letter concluded with a discussion of politics, particularly the Lecompton and Leavenworth Constitutions.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court, 2nd District versus Andrew Reeder, Charles Robinson, James H. Lane and others, for treason

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court, 2nd District versus Andrew Reeder, Charles Robinson, James H. Lane and others, for treason
Date: 1856
Material relating to the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court, 2nd District versus Andrew H. Reeder, Charles Robinson, James H. Lane, George W. Brown, Samuel N. Wood, George W. Deitzler, George W. Smith, and Gaius Jenkins on the count of treason.


Samuel. Newell Simpson to Amos Adams  Lawrence

Samuel. Newell Simpson to Amos Adams Lawrence
Creator: Simpson, Samuel Newell
Date: December 22, 1860
Transcription of a letter from the Amos Adams Lawrence Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society. Samuel N. Simpson wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, to Amos A. Lawrence in Massachusetts regarding the poverty in which Gaius Jenkins' family found themselves. James Lane had killed Jenkins in 1858 over a land claim, and it appeared that he was now taking measures to "keep her [Mrs. Jenkins] poor as long as possible." Simpson reminded Lawrence of his request to pay Jenkins fifty dollars as compensation for his imprisonment by federal troops at Camp Sackett, near Lecompton, in 1856. Jenkins had declined the payment at the time, but Simpson now solicited it on behalf of his widow and family.


Shooting of Gaius Jenkins

Shooting of Gaius Jenkins
Date: July 24, 1858
A page from "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper," July 24, 1858, describing the June 3, 1858, shooting of Gaius Jenkins by James H. Lane of Lawrence, Kansas Territory. The page also contains an illustration of the shooting and portraits of James H. Lane and Gaius Jenkins.


Writ of arrest for Andrew Reeder and Charles Robinson

Writ of arrest for Andrew Reeder and Charles Robinson
Date: May 20, 1856
This is the writ of arrest for Andrew Reeder, Charles Robinson, James Lane, George Brown, Samuel Wood, George Deitzler, George Smith, and Gaius Jenkins, who were indicted by a Grand Jury for high treason. There are U.S. Marshal deputies' acknowledgments indicating they had arrested the various individuals. It also includes the Grand Jury's opinion regarding the alleged slander in the newspapers Herald of Freedom and Kansas Free State and the construction of the Free State Hotel in Lawrence apparently in preparation for war.


[unknown] to Hiram Hill

[unknown] to Hiram Hill
Date: April 30, 1856
The author of this letter, possibly C. A. Wright, wrote to Hiram Hill from Lawrence, Kansas Territory. He discussed continuing speculation efforts in Lawrence, but particular ones were becoming rife with politics. Also mentioned is the recent completion of the Free State Hotel, which would help ease the recent emigration rush. The author described events surrounding the shooting of Sheriff Samuel Jones "by an unknown hand". The shooting followed the issuing of arrest warrants for George Deitzler, Gaius Jenkins, and others, for their failure to assist with the arrest of S. N. Wood, who was charged with aiding the rescue of a free state man from prison the past November.


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