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  Letter, S. C. P. [Samuel Clarke Pomeroy] to Dr. [Thomas H.] Webb
Author: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: December 19, 1855

Samuel Pomeroy, writing from Boonville, Missouri, to Dr. Thomas H. Webb, secretary of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, described a dinner he attended in Lexington, Missouri with pro-slavery Missourians who had participated in the Wakarusa War. Pomeroy expressed the opinion that the Missourians drank too much alcohol but he reported that he had been allowed to express his anti-slavery views to the group. Pomeroy indicated that the Missourians were particularly upset with Governor Wilson Shannon's intervention in the Wakarusa War.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: New England Emigrant Aid Company Collection, #624, Box 1, Folder 7
Item Number: 100412              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Border ruffians; Missouri; New England Emigrant Aid Company; Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891; Proslavery perspective; Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877; Violence; Wakarusa War, November-December 1855
 
 

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