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  Letter, Will [James W. Denver] to My Dear Wife
Author: Denver, James William, 1817-1892
Date: January 4, 1858

James W. Denver, governor of Kansas Territory, wrote from Lecompton, Kansas Territory to his wife. Denver mentioned the January 4, 1858 election on the Lecompton Constitution. He described the tendency of Kansas Territory residents to exaggerate claims of violence, his general dislike of Kansas, and his desire to leave the territory as soon as possible.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James W. Denver Collection, #328, Box 1, Folder 3
Item Number: 100589              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Denver, James William, 1817-1892; Denver, Louisa; Election, Lecompton Constitution ratification, January 1858; Lecompton, Kansas Territory; Propaganda

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