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  Letter, J. Williams to Governor [James W.] Denver
Author: Williams, J.
Date: May 16, 1858

Williams, writing from Fort Scott, Kansas Territory to Governor James W. Denver, complained about the activities of James Montgomery and "his murderers & robbers" in Bourbon County. Williams, who displayed moderate views, condemned both proslavery and free state violence and maintained that the citizens of Bourbon County simply wanted to live in peace.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: James W. Denver Collection, #328, Box 1, Folder 7
Item Number: 101280 Number of images: 6
Keywords: Border ruffians; Bourbon County, Kansas Territory; Denver, James William, 1817-1892; Fort Scott, Kansas Territory; Griffith, William Riley; Montgomery, James, 1814-1871; Proslavery perspective; Violence; Williams, J.

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