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  Letter, [Orville] Chester [Brown] to My dear friend
Author: Brown, Orville Chester, 1811-1904
Date: September 2, 1856

This eloquent letter, presumably written by Orville Chester Brown, provides an example of the free state perspective on the events of 1856. It includes references to a number of key personalities and places that played a vital role during the struggle for Kansas. Brown writes that "Kansas is the scene of bloody strife," as "2000 armed men" from Missouri were rumored to have crossed into Kansas.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Orville Chester Brown Collection, #301, Box 1, Folder 7
Item Number: 101650              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Border ruffians; Brown, Spencer; Free state perspective; Georgia; Missouri; Violence
 
 

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