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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

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Topeka Kansas June 22, 1856
My Dear Wife –
Yours of June 9th came to hand on Thursday last - It seems from your letter that you had not as yet received mine advising you not to come at the present or until you would hear from me again
You have doubtless recd it before now For the past few days things have been comparatively quiet - but Sumner drove the invaders from Kansas, and is now encamped with his troops on the border of Missouri - Eight pro slavery ruffians were killed near Ossawatomie this week by two Wisconsin men – and Gen Shannons resignation (so reported) are the latest items for this week. We have escaped arrests and indictments at this place for the present - How long we can remain thus I know not - But not long - On the 2d & 3d of July there will be a large mass convention at this place and on the 4th the Gen. Assembly will convene - This may be considered a pretext for the renewal of trouble but I hope not - You & Mr Nichols must not think of coming until after the fourth - In the meantime you will hear from me – or as I before wrote you, do not start until I tell you to come. My crop looks very well - My gardening quite well - I certainly never saw – neither could I dream of a better country than Kansas I had a letter from Mother by last mail Will answer it today –
Keep writing often – Love to all
Your aff & faithful Husband
C. K. Holliday

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