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  Letter, Your Friend [most likely John Brown] to Capt. James Montgomery
Author: Brown, John , 1800-1859
Date: January 2, 1859

This brief letter from a "Friend"--most likely John Brown--to James Montgomery, the Linn County jawhawker, was addressed from "Turkey Creek," January 2, 1859: "Osawattomie men made a drive into Missouri the other night, since which some of the settlers & other friends have made a stand on the line to prevent an invasion. You are requested to hold yourself in readiness to call out reinforcements at a moments notice."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 2, Folder 1
Item Number: 102715              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Border disputes and warfare - Free state perspective; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Free state militia; Free state settlers; Jayhawking; Missouri; Montgomery, James, 1814-1871; Osawatomie, Kansas Territory

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