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  Poem, "Don't Go Back!"
Author: No authors specified.
Date: December 1, 1856

Attributed to John E. Cook on the front of the document but signed "L.H." in the attached clipping, this document purports to be the first draft of a poem entitled "Don't Go Back!", directed at Northerners who might be tempted to give up the Kansas struggle ("Kansas is worth saving.") after the tumultuous year of 1856 (newspaper clipping of poem, dated Boston, December 1, 1856, attached).

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Richard Hinton Collection, #384, Box 1, Folder 6
Item Number: 103038              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Cook, John E.; Free state cause; Free state settlers; Free state supporters

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