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Andrew H. Reeder to Charles Robinson

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Creator: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864

Date: February 18, 1856

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Charles & Sara Robinson Coll. #488 Box 1 Folder 2

Unit ID: 90230

Summary: On February 18, 1856, former Kansas Territorial governor, Andrew Reeder, writes Charles Robinson to advise Robinson of the current situation in Washington, D.C., and to urge caution. Reeder believes that Robinson, and the Topeka movement and legislature, must clearly state that they are organizing a "state government" solely for the purpose of being ready to assume authority if and when Congress admits Kansas Territory to the Union. Reeder believes the "state movement" was on solid constitutional ground if this is its official position in the meantime, and cautions Robinson that they must take care not to usurp the power and authority of the territorial government.

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Title (Main title): Andrew H. Reeder to Charles Robinson

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 101095