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  Letter, James H. Holmes to My dear friend [John] Brown
Author: Holmes, James H.
Date: April 30, 1857

From Lawrence, on April 30, 1857, Holmes wrote to urge Brown to contact him directly regarding the ominous state of affairs in the territory at that time. Acting governor Frederick Stanton had announced that the "Bogus" laws would be enforced and "The people shout--Never!" Stanton promised "war to the knife and the knife to the hilt."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 1, Folder 22
Item Number: 102607              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Bogus laws; Border disputes and warfare; Border disputes and warfare - Free state perspective; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Emporia, Kansas Territory; Free state movement (see also Topeka Movement); Holmes, James H.; Stanton, Frederick Perry, 1814-1894; Taxation; Wattles, Augustus
 
 

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