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  Letter, C. A. W. [Charles A. Wright] to Mr. [Hiram] Hill
Author: Wright, Charles A.
Date: June 16, 1856

Charles Wright wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill. Wright spoke passionately about the free state cause after the Sack of Lawrence and the Pottawatomie Massacre, imploring "eastern friends" for help. In Wright's words, "talk will do no good that time is past what we now need is men money and rifles". He added that southerners were "using every effort" to drive free staters from the Territory. U.S. Troops were attempting to disband the ruffians, though according to Wright they only dispersed and reorganized elsewhere.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Hiram Hill Collection, #382, Box 1, Folder 5
Item Number: 102148              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Border disputes and warfare; Border ruffians; Free state cause; Hill, Hiram; Skirmishing; United States. Army; Wright, Charles A.
 
 

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