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A census of residents on the Little Osage River, Kansas Territory

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Little Osage
Is ocupied mostly by P Slavery men each are ocupying 6 or 7 claims truely excluding Free State men.
There are however 3 or 4 Free State men on this creek who have suffered much persecution.
Enoch Osbourn lives about 16 miles from the state line, was driven from his claim several times, which caused him & his family much suffering. Fortunately he had some relatives in Mo. who became exasperated at their treatment of him & threatened if he was molested again the parties should pay dearly for it.
These threats were effective, as he now lives in peace.
An effort ought to be made to place a fiew good Free State men on this creek.
The timber is exelent & the prarie, is good. I consider this one of the best parts of the territory for stock raising.

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