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Oscar E. Learnard to his parents and sister

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Creator: Learnard, Oscar Eugene, 1832-1911

Date: April 6, 1856

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Oscar E. Learnard Coll. #415 Box 1 Folder 3

Unit ID: 3345

Abstract: In this, his first extant letter from Kansas Territory, Oscar Learnard wrote his parents and sister in Vermont that Lawrence was now his "distant and strangely romantic retreat." This letter recorded Learnard's early impressions of "unfortunate abused Kansas." The situation was bad, but the reality of "Kansas affairs" was being distorted in the Eastern press. Learnard made reference to the bogus laws, the Free State movement, and the anticipated congressional investigation.

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 100221