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Letter, Caleb S. Pratt to Rev. T. W. Higginson
Authors: Pratt, Caleb S.
Date: April 7, 1857
Caleb Pratt wrote from Delaware, Kansas Territory to Rev. T. W. Higginson, a prominent Northern abolitionist. He informed Higginson that a company of free state men had bought out a large portion of the predominantly pro-slavery town of Delaware. They sought to make it a suitable place for the entry of free state emigrants.

Keywords: Delaware City, Kansas Territory; Free state activities; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Pratt, Caleb S.; Town development

Letter, R. G. Elliot to Dear Sister
Authors: Elliott, Robert G.
Date: May 8, 1857
Robert Elliott, former publisher of the Kansas Free State newspaper in Lawrence along with Josiah Miller, wrote to his sister from Delaware, Kansas Territory. Elliott told her that last season the area had been the site of "ruffian outrages," but since this time it had evolved into a thriving area with a large population of free state men, whose presence raised property values. The town was not without its share of "bloated ruffians" or stray dogs, however. Elliott also mentioned that a couple of proslavery men had even subscribed to his newspaper, though he did not intend to change the "character" of the paper, which continued to favor the free state cause.

Keywords: Border ruffians; Delaware City, Kansas Territory; Economic conditions; Elliott, Robert G.; Free state supporters; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Newspapers; Real estate investment; Sack of Lawrence, May 1856

Stock Certificate, one share of Delaware City town lots
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: July 8, 1857
The Delaware Town Company of Lawrence issued this certificate which documented Samuel F. Tappan's ownership of one share of town stock valued at $500. Investors in Delaware City promoted the town as the point on the Missouri River from which freight could be shipped to Lawrence most cheaply.

Keywords: Business enterprises; Delaware City, Kansas Territory; Delaware Town Company of Lawrence; Emery, James Stanley; Prentiss, S.B.; Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913; Town shares

Circular, Delaware City, Kansas Territory
Authors: Prentiss, S.B., et al.
Date: c. 1857
This circular, authored by the Delaware City Town Company, advertised the Company's purchase of Delaware and their intention to develop it. This circular stated that freight would be shipped more cheaply from Delaware City to Lawrence than from any other point on the Missouri River.

Keywords: Circulars; Delaware City, Kansas Territory; Emery, James Stanley; Freight and freightage; Harington, S.C.; Hutchinson, J.; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Missouri River; Prentiss, S.B.; Town companies

Muster Roll, Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box, Leavenworth County
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: 1857
The Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballott Box were free state supporters who were determined to see that fair elections were held in Kansas. James Lane was appointed to organize companies throughout the territory. General Order No. 1, found on this site, included instructions for listing the members of each company. This muster roll was prepared as a result of that order. This company was recruited in Leavenworth County from Delaware City. The muster roll listed the officers and enlisted men, their age, place of birth, where from to Kansas, and Kansas residence. The ages of company members range from 18 to 54. The captain was A. Cutter.

Keywords: Cutter, A.; Delaware City, Kansas Territory; Election fraud; Elections; Free state movement (see also Topeka Movement); Free state supporters; Kansas Volunteers; Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Militia; Topeka Movement (see also Free state movement); Voting; Voting fraud (see also Contested elections)

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