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  Letter, Wm. R. Griffith to Col. [James] Abbott
Author: Griffith, William Riley
Date: April 26, 1858

William R. Griffith wrote to James Abbott, Colonel in the Kansas free state militia, informing him that General Eldrige had 40 carbines in his possession. Eldrige was willing to give them to the free state forces, as long as delivery charges were paid by the recipient. Griffith offered to receive the carbines and pay the charges if Abbott himself would retrieve them from Griffith in Little Osage.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Abbott Collection, Box 2, Folder 11
Item Number: 102475              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Abbott, James Burnett; Eldridge, Shalor Winchell, 1816-1899; Free state cause; Free state militia; Griffith, William Riley; Guns; Little Osage River, Kansas Territory

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