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  Letter, William Franklin Johns to Dear Uncle [J. W. Denver]
Author: Denver, Mary C. ; Johns, William Franklin
Date: February 7, 1858

Williams Franklin Johns wrote from Wilmington, Ohio, to his uncle, James William Denver, who was "Acting Governor" in Kansas Territory. Johns told his uncle about his recent return to school and of his desire to travel to Lecompton. He also recounted the comments of a family friend, Mr. Creamer, who made Kanzas sound like an "awful place" full of villianous "Yanks" who should be swept out. The last page is a short letter from Mary C. Denver, which contained news of family and friends, but also included commentary about Kansas Territory.

Location of Original: KU         Call Number: RH MS 19:I.7.2
Item Number: 101836              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Denver, James William, 1817-1892; Denver, Mary C.; Education; Emigration and immigration; Johns, William Franklin; Ohio; Proslavery supporters
 
 

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