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Willis A. Gorman to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minnesota

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Lawrence K. T. Jan. 22nd 1856
To His Excellency The Gov. of Minesota
We have authentic information that an overwhelming force of the Citizens of Missouri are organizing upon our borders amply supplied with artillery for the avowed purpose of invading this Territory, demolishing our Towns, and butchering our unoffending Free State Citizens.
We hope to be able to hold out until assistance can reach us, and respectfully, on behalf of the Citizens of Kansas, request that such steps may be taken as humanity suggests to prevent the successful carrying out of so inhuman an outrage
Attest J K Goodin Secy Ex Com. K.T. Respectfully Yrs, J.H.Lane Chairman Executive Committee K.T. C. Robinson Gov. Elect of Kansas

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