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John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

Dates: January 19, 1861

Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

In Lawrence on January 19, 1861, attending the meeting of what proved to be the last territorial legislature, Ingalls wrote about everyone's interest in happenings outside the territory: namely, congressional action on the "Kansas Admission Bill" and the "Pacific Rail Road Bill," as well as "the condition of affairs of the South ['the secession movement']. Especially bad weather--"the snow is quite deep and the temperature below zero constantly"--had left Kansas somewhat isolated, and as they waited for news the legislature was "not doing much except discussing Union resolutions, endorsing Major [Robert] Anderson [commander of U.S. troops at Fort Sumter], and divorcing Every body that applies for rupture of the bonds of matrimony."

  • 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