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This warrant for the arrest of Lieutenant Crittenden and J. W. Randolph was issued on November 3, 1857 by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Kansas Territory Sterling G. Cato for Douglas County. In the warrant, Cato accuses Randolph, a member of the constitutional convention, and Crittenden of a "contemplated hostile meeting". Randolph and Crittenden were arrested on October 3, 1857 and later released, suggesting they were arrested before the warrant was issued or one of the dates is incorrect. The constitutional convention likely refers to the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitutional Convention, which took place on from September to November 1857.

Date: 1857

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Item Number: 444923
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 7, Folder 33
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444923

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