Topeka, Kansas Oct 12, 1856
My Dear Sir, every mail brings to us, a brighter prospect, of your triumphant success in the Key stone, for your laborious efforts are constantly crowned with the greatest success. Believe me, while I say, that the people are anxious to wellcomb you back again, as your absence leaves a vacumb which has not been filled. For your sake, and ours, for Kansas, and our Country, we want you where you are, untill Nov 4, then we should be glad to hear, and see you with and your family not excepted.
The boys are in want of Beecher bibles if you can aid us any we should be glad, and the favor will never be forgotten.
Things would be quiet now if it were not for the constant arrest which the proslavery party are making towards those who have been engaged in the last war; over one hundred of our boys have left the county, to keep away from them. yesterday morning, with a company of Troops, they arrested Babcock and another man before 4 o’clock in the morning at the Hotell. Uncle Sam works by candle light now.
I cannot write you the particulars, of our situation now, because your name is well known in Mo, and this letter will not be safe. As ever at your sirves I remain
R. L. Mitchell.
I forgot to say the law and order party polled 16 votes in Tecumsee last Monday;
after hunting two hours for Judge. John Richy, and Sexton are now prisoners
in Lecompton – together with nearly one hundred others; we hear they will
have their trial next Saturday; we expect – they will be tried and condemnd
for murder and pardon’d by the Gov you know they are guilty of Treasonable