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This newspaper clipping from the Kansas Pioneer, published in the territory city of Kickapoo near Leavenworth, Kansas, describes the violence and tension between pro-slavery and free state forces during the Bleeding Kansas era. The article goes on to encourage pro-slavery supporters to take up arms against Abolitionists. The Extra indicated the messenger came from Eastin and that pro-slavery men were leaving for Eastin. It is not clear if the paper meant the city of Easton in Leavenworth County, or if it was referring to Lucien Eastin, editor of the Kansas Weekly Herald, legislator and Brigadier General in the Kansas Militia. The language in the Extra is inflammatory.

Date: January 18, 1856

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Item Number: 227521
Call Number: K 978.1 Pam. V. 6 no.11
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 227521

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