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City of Lawrence, Kansas, and its additions

City of Lawrence, Kansas, and its additions
Creator: Wheeler, Holland
Date: 1850s
This plat shows the city of Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas. The map has been scaled one inch to 300 hundred feet and depicts blocks of city streets with plans for future additions. Portraits of city leaders have been inserted around the boundaries of the map including James H. Lane, Alonzo Fuller, Amos A. Lawrence, John Speer, G. W. Smith, Frank B. Swift, [Carmi W.] Babcock, and Wesley H. Duncan.


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.


Lecompton Constitution election returns

Lecompton Constitution election returns
Date: 1857
Election returns from the first vote held on the Lecompton Constitution on December 21, 1857. Counties include Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Breckinridge (defunct), Brown, Calhoun (defunct), Coffey, Davis, Doniphan, Dorn (defunct), Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Lykins (defunct), Marshall, McGee (defunct), Nemaha, Riley, Shawnee, and Woodson. Free-state candidates for state office included George W. Smith for Governor, William Y. Roberts for Lieutenant Governor, Philip C. Schuyler for Secretary of State, Joel K. Goodin for Auditor, Andrew J. Mead for Treasurer, and Marcus J. Parrott for Congress. Pro-slavery candidates for state office included Frank J. Marshall for Governor, William G. Mathias for Lieutenant Governor, William T. Spicely for Secretary of State, Blake Little for Auditor, Thomas Cramer for Treasurer, and Joseph P. Carr for Congress. Candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives are also listed, as well as a deciding vote to allow a constitution with slavery or "to hell with the Constitution" (without slavery).


Muster Roll of Captain John Brown's Company, Fifth Regiment, 1st Brigade,  Kansas Volunteers

Muster Roll of Captain John Brown's Company, Fifth Regiment, 1st Brigade, Kansas Volunteers
Date: December 12, 1855
This muster roll identified men who served in the Wakarusa War from November 27 to December 12, 1855. The fifth regiment was commanded by Col. George W. Smith, and this company was recruited from the area around Osawatomie, Kansas Territory. The information provided included name, rank (if an officer), and age. Officers, in addition to Captain John Brown, were William Updegraff, Henry H. Williams, James J. Holbrook, Ephraim Reynolds, R. W. Wood, Frederick Brown, John Yelton, Henry Alderman, H. Harrison Updegraff, Daniel W. Collis, and William Partridge. William Partridge furnished one keg of powder and 8 pounds of lead that were used by the company. This was a small company, and its other members were Amos D. Alderman, Francis Brennon, William W. Caine, Benjamin L. Cochran, Jeremiah Harrison and John Brown's sons John, Jr., Owen, and Salmon. Ages of the company ranged from 19 to 55 years old.


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.


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