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James Montgomery to George L. Stearns

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Creator: Montgomery, James, 1814-1871

Date: November 27, 1860

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: George L. Stearns Coll. #507

Unit ID: 90535

Summary: From Mound City, Kansas Territory, James Montgomery writes George Stearns about recent trouble at Fort Scott and about acting governor George M. Beebe's visit to Mound City. He came, according to Montgomery, to ascertain for himself if the rumors about Montgomery's activities were correct. He left satisfied that the free staters were acting properly and "promising to do what he could to reform abuses" in the federal courts and protect their rights. Although things were quiet at present, and more fugitive slaves had arrived who could now stay safely in Kansas, Montgomery warns that the introduction of federal troops into southern Kansas would create an explosive situation.

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Title (Main title): James Montgomery to George L. Stearns

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 100493