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  Letter, Chas. Blair to Capt. John Brown
Author: Blair, Charles
Date: March 20, 1857

During his 1857 fund raising tour, Brown made arrangements with a Connecticut blacksmith, Charles Blair, for the production of a number of spears or "pikes" for use in the Kansas territory. On March 20, Blair wrote from Collinsville that he had the first dozen "spears" ready to send and was eager to see Brown to work out the details for the production of more. (He wrote of production details and cost estimates--this first dozen would cost $12 if Brown decided he wanted no more.)

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 1, Folder 21
Item Number: 102598              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Blair, Charles; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Collinsville, Connecticut; Free state cause; Jayhawkers; Militia; Weapons (see also Guns)

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