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According to D. W. Wilder, Governor Wilson Shannon arrived in Lawrence on December 7, 1855, and on December 8 made "a treaty with the Free-State Generals" ending the Wakarusa War. The paper was signed by Wilson Shannon, Charles Robinson and James Lane. With the document represented here, dated Lawrence, December 9, 1855, Governor Shannon "authorized & directed [Robinson and Lane] to take such measures & use the enrolled force under your command in such manner for the preservation of the peace & the protection of the persons & property of the people in Lawrence & vicinity as in your judgment shall best secure that end." ( A subsequent notation indicated that the order was written in Robinson's hand, but signed by Shannon.)

Creator: Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877
Date: December 9, 1855

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Item Number: 90186
Call Number: Charles & Sara Robinson Coll. #488 Box 1 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90186

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