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Eldridge House rules and regulations

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Creator: Eldridge, T. B.

Date: May 10, 1856

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

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

Unit ID: 3349

Summary: The Eldridge House (or hotel) was built in Lawrence, Kansas Territory by the New England Emigrant Aid Society. It was an unofficial headquarters for the free state movement and, as such, it was targeted for destruction by Sheriff Jones' proslavery posse, which sacked Lawrence on May 21, 1856, less than two weeks after this document was created. This pocket-sized card contained twelve "rules and regulations" for residents, including the admonition to "lock and bolt the door when you retire," a prohibition against "all kinds of Gaming," and the notice that "persons without Baggage are expected to pay in advance."

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Title (Main title): Eldridge House rules and regulations

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Publication/distribution: Herald of Freedom Print


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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 100222