Lawrence K. T. Sept. 7 1857.
George L. Steans, Esq.
I sent to you this morning The printed instructions to the Free State Men by their committee. You will see that my plan, as detailed in a letter just previous to the Grasshopper Convention is to be carried out fully at all the voting precincts – I enclosed also a copy of an address – Gov Walker has not up to this time 5 P.M. sent the committee his promised reply to the written interrogations made on the 28th of Aug. He is said to be preparing an address to the Southern Fire Eaters in defense of the position he occupys upon Kansas affairs. when I last heard from it, 64 pages was then written – As money will have to be used here soon, I have been looking about for some one who was either going East to purchase goods or remit in drafts – & have succeeded – besides drawing the 100 dollars payable to my Son on the 4th, I drew on the 5th, payable to Little & Brown, three days after sight $98.60 and today at sight in favor of George Ford for Four hundred dollars,
The Constitutional Convention meets today at Lecompton – if anything of interest is made public of their doings I will let you know. If you could see the town, and people of Lecompton, and had the opportunity that I have to witness their Plantation Manners – I think you would at once be reminded of the Scriptural inquiry “ Can any good thing, come out of Nazareth?” Conventions are now being held to nominate members for the Territorial Legislature, and County Officers – The Canvass will be spirited – the people are determined I think they will succeed – I could use more money advantageously if I had it, but shall confine myself to your instructions – independent of my expenses of all kinds I have paid out for various purposes $744.80 by far the larger part was for the census, and the bal. for the Aug election, my own expense driving about here and my expenses coming here will make about one hundred more, besides my board – So that I shall not have more than about $550 for the present use. – There is a man here Missionary for the Democracy – he is very polite – I am satisfied he is a little to [leazy?] for his employers, or his own success -
Yr T. J. Marsh