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John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

Dates: November 21, 1858

Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

Much of this interesting letter, dated November 21, 1858, from Sumner, Kansas Territory, describes the Ingalls law practice and the nature of a "frontier" court proceedings that often attracted "nearly all the population." According to Ingalls, "the chief difficulty arising [in the courts came] from the conflict of the two Codes, adopted by two hostile legislatures, each of which had adherents who call the other 'bogus.'" Ingalls also discussed the business of land sales, as something many others successfully combined with the practice of law.

  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls