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Henry Newman to Thomas Carney

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Creator: Henry Newman

Date: August 25, 1863

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's papers, Carney, Box 2.1, Folder 18

Unit ID: 213231

Summary: Henry Newton, a Kansas merchant working in Boston, Massachusetts, is responding to the news of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence. Newton uses the event to try an elicit increased protection for the citizens and businessmen of Osawatomie, Kansas. In particular, Newton requests that a company of soldiers be sent to protect that area, and he mentions that Osawatomie will house said troops rent free. Newton also explains that troops are needed because he and other businessmen will not send any more goods to Kansas as long as they feel that there is a lack of sufficient protection for their merchandise.

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Title (Main title): Henry Newman to Thomas Carney


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