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  Letter, William H. Leeman to "Dear Mother"
Author: Leeman, William H.
Date: July 15, 1856

William H. Leeman, a follower of John Brown in Kansas and eventually a casualty of the Harpers Ferry raid, wrote this letter to his mother while "traveling across the prairies of Iowa" in July 1856. Although he briefly mentions an encounter with "2,000 border ruffians," he assures his mother that he is safe, in good health, and well armed, and that he is much happier in this "adventure" than had he staid home and "worked in a shop."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Richard Hinton Collection, #384, Box 1, Folder 6
Item Number: 103034              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Border disputes and warfare; Border ruffians; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Cannons; Free state militia; Iowa; Leeman, William H.; Militia; Missouri; Weapons (see also Guns)
 
 

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