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  Complaint about seizure of Briscoe Davis's house and family in Linn County
Author: No authors specified.
Date: November 18, 1856

According to an explanation written by Edward Hoogland on the outside of the document, Briscoe Davis' sister (unnamed) wrote this complaint describing the October 24, 1856 looting of Mr. Davis' house in Linn County by free state supporters led by a Captain Holmes (likely James R. Holmes, a Free State Militia captain). The seizure of Davis' home took place shortly after Governor John Geary's October 1856 visit to southeastern Kansas Territory.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: William I. R. Blackman Collection, #278, Box 1, Folder 2
Item Number: 102383              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Border disputes and warfare; Davis, Briscoe; Geary, John White, 1819-1873; Holmes, James H.; Hoogland, Edward; Linn County, Kansas Territory; Proslavery perspective; Violence
 
 

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