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Andrew H. Reeder, Easton, PA to William Hutchinson
Author: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: August 25, 1856

Reeder described his efforts to raise money for the Free State cause in his travels through the northern states.

Keywords: Democratic Party (U.S.); Free State Party; Hutchinson, William, 1823-1904; National Kansas Committee; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Republican Party (U.S.: 1854- )

Letter, A. H. Reeder to My Dear Sir [Franklin Crane]
Author: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: December 23, 1856

This letter by Andrew Reeder, former governor of Kansas Territory, was written from Easton, Pennsylvania, where both Reeder and Crane had lived before coming to Kansas. Reeder enclosed payment for the taxes on his Topeka lots. He also reported that he had been in Washington, D. C. lobbying for the free state cause, informing Crane of various issues being discussed in the capitol.

Keywords: Bogus laws; Congressional delegate; Crane, Franklin Loomis; Easton, Pennsylvania; Lobbying; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; United States. Congress; Washington, D.C.

Letter, A. H. Reeder to Dear Sir [Franklin Crane]
Author: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: September 1, 1858

Andrew Reeder, former governor of Kansas Territory, wrote from Easton, Pennsylvania, to inform Franklin Crane of the eastern response to elections in Kansas and the prospects for the Leavenworth Constitution. He also discussed the value of Topeka lots and a request to donate one for a church.

Keywords: Crane, Franklin Loomis; Easton, Pennsylvania; Elections; Leavenworth Constitution; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Town development; Town promotion

Letter, A. H. Reeder to Dear Sir [Franklin Crane]
Author: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: November 28, 1859

Andrew Reeder, former governor of Kansas Territory, wrote from Easton, Pennsylvania to Dr. Franklin Crane of Topeka. The letter discussed business interests in Kansas and prospects for Kansas's admission to the union. Reeder also suggested that it might be beneficial to replace place names established by the bogus legislature, which had pro slavery connections.

Keywords: Admission, Kansas (see also Statehood); Bogus legislature; Crane, Franklin Loomis; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Topeka, Kansas Territory

Photograph, Andrew Horatio Reeder
Author: No authors specified.
Date: 1856

A portrait of Andrew Horatio Reeder taken in May, 1856, as he escaped from Kansas disguised as a woodchopper. The photograph was taken in Chicago, IL. He was appointed to Territorial Governor June 29, 1854, took the oath July 7; arrived in Kansas October 7, 1854;and served to April 17, 1855; June 23 to August 16, 1855. In 1854, Reeder called for an election to choose a delegate to Congress. On election day, Missourians came in great numbers and, voting illegally, elected a proslavery candidate. This same situation occurred in March, 1855, when an election was called to form a legislature. Early in 1856, Lecompton was designated the territorial capital. Sheriff Samuel Jones, a strong proslaveryite, arrested several free-staters in Lawrence. Several people for whom he was looking escaped including Reeder, who left Kansas dressed as a woodchopper.

Keywords: Card photographs; Photographs and Illustrations; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864

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