Leavenworth July 7th 59
To S. O. Thacher, I. M. Winchell, John Ritchie & other Republican members
of Constitutional Convention
I have the pleasure of introducing Wm. H Taylor, M. S. Reeves I. B. Bennet - Delegates Elect - from Southern Nebraska to the Kansas Convention.
These gentlemen have left me assurances sufficient to materially alter my views in regard to the annexation movement - being of Democratic origin, & for political ends.
Divested of these objectionable features the movement has strong arguments in its favor which, I doubt not, will be duly set forth by the Nebraska delegates whom I commend to your attention & consideration.
Respecty Champion Vaughan