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  Letter, Geo. S. Boutwell to "My dear Sir" [Governor Salmon P. Chase]
Author: Boutwell, George S.
Date: November 24, 1857

George Boutwell of Indianapolis, Indiana, wrote the governor of Ohio, Salmon P. Chase, regarding the forthcoming vote on the Lecompton Constitution--for the constitution with or without slavery. Boutwell explained why he believed the best alternative for Kansas free staters was to "abstain from voting." He asked Chase to encourage his Kansas friends to follow this course. (Chase likely forwarded this letter to Robinson.)

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Charles & Sara Robinson Collection, # 488, Box 1, Folder 5
Item Number: 101140              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Boutwell, George S.; Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873; Columbus, Ohio; Democratic Party (U.S.); Election, Lecompton Constitution ratification, December 1857; Free state cause; Lecompton Constitution; Slavery; United States. Congress

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