The First Two Years of Kansas, Or, Where, when and how the Missouri Bushwhacker, the Missouri Train and Bank Robber, and Those who Stole Themselves Rich in the Name of Liberty, Were Sired and Reared: An Address

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State Print. Office, 1907 - Kansas - 30 pages
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Page 29 - Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee : and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee : and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Page 14 - In reply to the threats of war so frequently made in our neighbor state, our answer is, 'WE ARE READY'.
Page 8 - ... such impositions must be disregarded, as your rights and property are in danger ; and I advise you, one and all, to enter every election district in Kansas in defiance of Reeder and his vile myrmidons, and vote at the point of the bowie-knife and revolver. Neither give nor take quarter, as our cause demands it. It is enough that the slaveholding interest wills it, from which there is no appeal.
Page 11 - When you reside in one day's journey of the Territory, and when your peace, your quiet, and your property depend upon your action, you can, without an exertion, send five hundred of your young men who will vote in favor of your institutions. Should each county in the State of Missouri only do its duty, the question will be decided quietly and peaceably at the ballot-box. If we are defeated, then Missouri and the other Southern States will have shown themselves recreant to their interests, and will...
Page 13 - Resolved, That we heartily endorse the action of the committee of citizens that shaved, tarred and feathered, rode on a rail, and had sold by a negro, William Phillips, the moral perjurer.
Page 15 - Butler was set adrift in the great Missouri, with the letter R legibly painted on his forehead. " He was escorted some distance down the river by several of our citizens, who, seeing him pass several rock-heaps in quite a skilful manner, bade him adieu, and returned to Atchison. " Such treatment may be expected by all scoundrels visiting our town for the purpose of interfering with our time-honored institutions, and the same punishment we will be happy to award all free-soilers, abolitionists, and...
Page 17 - During the foray, either George W. Clark, or Mr. Burns, murdered Thomas Barber, while the latter was on the highway on his road from Lawrence to his claim. Both fired at him, and it is impossible from the proof to tell whose shot was fatal. The details of this homicide are stated by eye-witnesses...
Page 18 - Pro-slavery men, law and order men, strike for your altars! strike for your firesides! strike for your rights ! sound the bugle of war over the length and breadth of the land, and leave not an abolitionist in the territory to relate their treacherous and contaminating deeds. Strike your piercing rifle-balls and your glittering steel to their black and poisonous hearts ! Let the war-cry never cease in Kansas again, until our territory is wrested of the last vestige of abolitionism.
Page 12 - A committee of vigilance of thirty men was appointed " to observe and report all such persons as shall =* ^ ^ by the expression of abolition sentiments produce disturbance to the quiet of the citizens, or danger to their domestic relations; and all such persons, so offending, shall be notified, and made to leave the territory.
Page 15 - We can tell the impertinent scoundrels of The Tribune that they may exhaust an ocean of ink, their Emigrant Aid Societies spend their millions and billions, their representatives in Congress spout their heretical theories till doomsday, and his Excellency appoint abolitionist after free-soiler as our Governor, yet we will continue to lynch and hang, tar and feather and drown, every white-livered abolitionist who dares to pollute our soil.

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