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H.M. Simpson to Hiram Hill

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Creator: Simpson, H.M

Date: September 7, 1863

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Ms. Coll. Hiram Hill, Box 1 of 3, Correspondence and Business Papers, 1863

Unit ID: 213271

Summary: H.M. Simpson, of the Banking House of Simpsons Brothers in Lawrence, Kansas, wrote this letter to Hiram Hill of Massachusetts that provides many details concerning the number of dead and the extent of the destruction caused by Quantrill and his men during their August 21, 1863, raid on Lawrence. Chillingly, the letter vividly details how several of the victims of the attack met their end at the hands of Quantrill's raiders, including one man who paid the attackers $1,000 to spare his life, only to be shot and killed immediately after he turned the money over.

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Title (Main title): H.M. Simpson to Hiram Hill

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