The Conquest of Kansas, by Missouri and Her Allies

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General Books, 2010 - 308 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... will even then be too late to stay the rashness of our people. " Respectfully your obedient servant, J. C. Anderson." Not far from this time the most tragic occurrence of the war ook place. I It was about noon of the 6th of December when Mr. Thomas #. Barber, with his brother Robert, and another relative, Mr. ierson, left Lawrence to return home. They lived in a northwesterly direction from Lawrence, about seven miles off. At this "ime, while the Missourians had invested Lawrence, they found it difficult to keep it closely guarded to the south and west. There /as a distance of twenty miles between the camp at Lecompton nd Wakarusa. General Atchison had a force on the north side f the Kaw river, opposite Lawrence; but, while it was on three sides, the only means of preventing people from aving Lawrence for the south of the territory was by horse;atrols, which scoured the country. Up to this time the citizens f Lawrence had been guilty of no aggressive act; neither had ey resorted to violence in their defence when attacked. "When Mr. Barber and his friends left Lawrence they went up he ravine that penetrates Mount Oread, and got on the California lad. While riding up this road, and when four miles from town, hey observed a party of horsemen, fourteen in number, riding to ie right of the road. This party was led by Major-General Richardson, and, besides others of less note, there was in that atrol Judge Cato, one of the federal judges appointed by the 'resident for the territory, Judge Wood, a local bogus judge formerly a free-state man, and physician in Lawrence, now a raitor and informer), Major Clarke, a government Indian agent, nd Colonel Burns, a merchant of Westport, Mo. The party has since stated that they were not patrolling, but...

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