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Letter, John James Ingalls to Dear Father [Elias T. Ingalls]
Author: Ingalls, John James
Date: February 11, 1859

In this brief letter from the Senate Chamber, Lawrence, Kansas, February 11, 1859, Ingalls writes about the bill abolishing slavery in Kansas Territory; it was passed too late to give the legislature a chance to override an almost certain veto by Governor Medary. The bill only passed after a "spirited and angry debate."

Keywords: Civil rights; Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900; Kansas Territory. Legislature - Lawrence; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864; Slaves in Kansas Territory; Weather

Photograph, Frederick Douglass
Author: No authors specified.
Date: Between 1878 and 1880

Portrait of Frederick Douglass, an African-American leader in the abolitionist movement, speaker, and author.

Keywords: Abolitionists; African Americans; Cartes de visite; Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895; Photographs and Illustrations

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