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A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin

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Parsons, Kansas  April 9 1886

 

Dear Governor;

 

We have relieved the companies at Girard & Humboldt leaving the Lawrence & Olathe Companies on guard here until the citizens get fully able to take care of this Situation.  The threat is among strikers that as soon as we leave they will stop trains again and I fear a sudden withdrawal of all Troops would embolden them to attempt it which would bring trouble.  The citizens are putting on a force of 50 special police and drilling with these new guards for duty and I hope in a few days to see the strikers so broken up that they will abandon all resistance.  Arrests are being made daily for intimidation and no resistance has been offered yet.

 

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The cases against the leading strikers are set for preliminary hearing on Monday & I am wanted as a witness so that I can not come up until after Monday.  If they are bound over it will help us greatly, if not it would give them fresh courage.  The boys of the Regt are in fine spirits and will cheerfully stay as long as necessary.

 

Truly Yours,

 

A. B. Campbell

 

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No. 599  Book  F  Page 229.

From  A. B. Campbell

Place  Parsons,

Date  April 9.

 

ABSTRACT

 

The Lawrence & Olathe Cos. still on guard – Arrests of Strikers.

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