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  Letter, [anonymous/unsigned] to General Samuel C. Pomeroy
Author: No authors specified.
Date: May 14, 1855

The author of this length epistle, chose not to sign his name but offered his observations about Kansas affairs "which may or may not be of service to you." In essence the correspondent offers a free staters perspective--not an abolitionist one--on the "modus operandi" of the pro-slave party for KT. Slavery, or the slave system, meant "despotism" to this individual, and he believed "pro slavery men will use every means" to control the territory, which would soon go to free state "if the contest were a fair and even one." It was critical that Americans elect a president in 1856 who would "do right, a man who loves the Union the whole Union as it is . . . ."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Samuel Pomeroy Collection, #476
Item Number: 100308              Number of images: 7
Keywords: Despotism; Election, Presidential, 1856; Free state; New England Emigrant Aid Company; Proslavery; Slave power
 
 

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