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Hiram Jackson Stickler to Thomas Nesbit Stinson

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Council Chamber Lecompton K. T – Feb 12 1857-
Dear Col –
I received your note this evening and reply state that I will cheerfully undertake “putting the bill spoken of viz cemetery & seminary – and all other measure that you may deem necessary for the benefit of our county and Town It is my ardent desire to do all that can be done – for my District but it is needless for me to make such declarations to you for I think you are satisfied of the fact, I made an effort to get the the Peniteniary located but was defeated by a vote of 5 to 7- Our former friend Old Tommy Johnson has deserted us in ever instance, in all local interest he has invariably voted against me the Peniteniary was located, at Lecompton I told them there would a day of retribution- a voice from the S & West would sweep- capital Peniteniary away -& then they will feel the want of

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shawnee support.
I fear that I can not come up saturday on account of the press of business, Bank charters will come up – and I am anxious to be here – there is some fear of them passing! and I am satisfied my constituency dont want any “wild cat” shin plasters”!! –
We have some excitement about Geary and a young man Sherrad who spat on the Governor.
The council is verry conservative and sober in their deliberations and have gotten on smoothly with his excellency, so far.
Give me all the news – how is Elmore getting along –
We are all well – respects your lady and family – your friend
H J Strickler

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