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This receipt records a $30 payment to William Quantrill by Henry Torrey as the result of a business dispute over a land claim in Franklin County, Kansas. Harmon Beeson and Henry Torrey brought Quantrill with them to Kansas in 1857 from Ohio. A disagreement over a land claim led to a legal settlement between the three parties for which this receipt records the final payment. A Mrs. Wagstaff donated the receipt to the Historical Society through John Speer in September 1878. In a letter accompanying the donation, Speer notes that Torrey wrote the body of the receipt and that only the signature is in Quantrill's hand. See "Quantrill and the Border Wars" by William Elsey Connelley.

Creator: Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865
Date: October 22, 1887

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Item Number: 218802
Call Number: Mics.: Quantrill, William Clarke
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218802

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