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  Letter, H. H. Williams and others, to Rev. Sir [Samuel Adair]
Author: Williams, Henry H.
Date: June 14, 1856

H. H. Williams wrote from Tecumseh, where he was imprisoned along with seven other suspects in the Pottawatomie massacre, informing Rev. Samuel Adair of their situation. The letter is also signed by the seven other prisoners--William Partridge, Jason Brown, S. W. Kilbourne, John Brown Jr., S. B. Morse, Jacob Benjamin, and P. D. Maness. He indicated that they were charged with high treason. He also reported on John Brown, Jr.'s health. Williams asked Adair to try to raise some funds for their legal defense as they had hired a lawyer.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Samuel and Florella Adair Collection, #161, Box 5, Folder 7
Item Number: 100323              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Benjamin, Jacob; Brown, Jason; Brown, John, Jr.; Kilbourne, S. W.; Maness, P. D.; Massacres; Morse, S. B.; Partridge, William; Pottawatomie Massacre, May 1856; Prisoners; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Tecumseh, Kansas Territory; Treason; Williams, Henry H.
 
 

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