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  Letter, W. A. Gorman to Speaker of the House of Reps [Minnesota Territory]
Author: Phillips, Wendell
Date: February 18, 1856

In response to a January 22, 1856, appeal from free-state leaders in Kansas, the governor of Minnesota Territory, Willis A. Gorman (St. Paul, February 18, 1856), conveyed the appeal to his territory's House of Representatives and encouraged Minnesota officials to follow a policy of "Non intervention." Governor Gorman refused to recognize Lane and Robinson as "officers in the Territory of Kansas, under any authority of the laws of the United States or of that Territory."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Charles & Sara Robinson Collection, #488, Box 1, Folder 2
Item Number: 101082              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Border ruffians; Free State Party; Free state movement (see also Topeka Movement); Gorman, Willis A.; Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866; Miller, Josiah; Minnesota; Missouri; Popular sovereignty; Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894; Topeka Movement (see also Free state movement)
 
 

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