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  Order No. 1, from the Headquarters of the Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box
Author: No authors specified.
Date: August 3, 1857

E.B. Whitman, Quarter-Master General of the Kansas Volunteers, composed this formal order in response to the Topeka Legislature's adoption of James Lane's resolution to organize the people in protection of the ballot boxes during the next elections. Whitman, who had just been appointed as Quarter-Master General by Lane under the Ballot Box resolution, requested that each Company of the Volunteers elect their own Quarter-Master to take an inventory of firearms held by their own Company.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Abbott Collection, #252, Box 2 Folder 10
Item Number: 102489              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Conway, Martin Franklin; Election fraud; Free state militia; Kansas Volunteers; Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866; Redpath, James, 1833-1891; Whitman, E. B.

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