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  Letter, J. R. Giddings to My Dear Sir [John Brown]
Author: Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed) , 1795-1864
Date: March 17, 1856

Congressman Joshua R. Giddings an abolitionist Republican from Ohio and good friend of the Brown family there, wrote from the U.S. "Hall of Reps" regarding his desire to provide support for Brown and his cause in Kansas and of his belief that the federal troops there would not be used "to shoot the Citizens of Kansas." Although he indicated a need for more "men and arms" in the territory to insure victory, Giddings was "confident there will be no war in Kansas."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 1, Folder 16
Item Number: 102523              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Abolitionists; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Free state cause; Free state settlers; Free state support; Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864; Kansas Nebraska Act; Pierce administration; United States. Army; United States. Congress. House
 
 

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