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  Letter, Wm E. G [William Goodnow] to My Dear Wife [Harriet Goodnow]
Author: Goodnow, William E.
Date: December 16, 1855

William Goodnow wrote from Shannon, Kansas Territory, to his wife Harriet in New England, relating details of recent political and military events in the Territory. Goodnow reported that he had participated in the election for the adaptation of the State Constitution as it was drawn up by the free state convention at Topeka. He added that the coming weekend would bring a convention in Lawrence to nominate state officers. Goodnow also communicated news of the end of the Wakarusa War and the restoration of peace in the area; he had no doubt that freedom would prevail.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #356, Box 1 Folder 36
Item Number: 102341              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Election, Topeka Constitution ratification, December 1855; Free state legislature; Goodnow, Harriet; Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Goodnow, William E.; Herald of Freedom; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Shannon, Kansas Territory; Wakarusa War, November-December 1855
 
 

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