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  Legal document, Free Passage to Josiah Miller out of Kansas Territory
Author: Donalson, I.B. ; Shannon, Wilson , 1802-1877
Date: May 16, 1856

Josiah Miller, of the Kansas Free State newspaper in Lawrence, was arrested for treason by South Carolina soldiers and was tried in a military tent near Lecompton. He was defended by James Christian and was acquitted. Governor Shannon and I. B. Donalson, U. S. Marshall of the Kansas Territory, issued him this pass on his way out of the territory so that he would not be arrested again by border ruffians.

Location of Original: KU         Call Number: RH MS 4:I.2
Item Number: 101648              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Border ruffians; Christian, James; Courts; Donalson, Israel B.; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Kansas Free State (newspaper); Lecompton, Kansas Territory; Miller, Josiah; Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877
 
 

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