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Andrew Horatio Reeder

Portrait of Andrew Reeder, 1807-1864, who was the first Kansas Territorial Governor. He was commissioned on June 29, 1854, took the oath of office on July 7, and arrived in Kansas on October 7, 1854. He served two terms as territorial governor: October 7, 1854 to April 17, 1855, and from June 23, 1855 to August 16, 1855.

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Charles Robinson

Richardson, S.

This reproductive illustration shows Kansas Governor Charles Robinson giving a speech to the Lecompton Territorial Legislature. The original illustration was taken from ?Beyond the Mississippi? by Albert D. Richardson.

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James Henry Lane, United States Senator from Kansas

Portrait of James Henry Lane, 1814-1866, United States Senator from Kansas, 1861-1866.

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Samuel J. Jones

A formal, cased ambrotype portrait of Samuel J. Jones who led a large pro-slavery force in the May 21, 1856 sacking of the city of Lawrence, which was an anti-slavery stronghold in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. Jones was the sheriff of Douglas County at the time of the attack.

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Charles Sumner

Portrait of Charles Sumner, U. S. Senator from Massachusetts. He delivered the speech that later became known by the title "The Crime Against Kansas".

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James Henry Lane, United States Senator from Kansas

Portrait of James Henry Lane, Republican and militant supporter of a free-state constitution. He served as United States Senator from Kansas between April 4, 1861 to July 11, 1866. On the first day of the Civil War, April 14, 1861, Lane enlisted more than a hundred men in a military group known as the "Frontier Guard." For three weeks the company served as a special guard for Lincoln and the White House.

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James Henry Lane, United States Senator from Kansas

Portrait of James Henry Lane, Republican, from Lawrence. He was a radical Free-State party leader, and served as Kansas United States Senator from April 4, 1861 to July 11, 1866.

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Sara Robinson

Portrait of Sara Tappan Doolittle Robinson, author, Free-State activist, and wife of Charles Robinson. This photograph was copied from an ambrotype taken in 1857. See Kansas Memory item 3996 for a color version.

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Sherman, Ewing and McCook Attornies at Law to Mess Walker

Sherman, Ewing & McCook

A letter to Mess Walker, Williams & Miller, of Weston Missouri, regarding the payment of a debt that should be paid promptly to the firm of Sherman, Ewing & McCook, Attorneys at Law.

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W.T. Sherman to Robert Campbell

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

A letter to Robert Campbell regarding the debt that Sherman, Ewing & McCook were trying to collect. As with similar correspondence, this letter conveys a sense of the legal and financial transactions that played a major part in the firm's business activities in the territory.

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