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  Bill of sale for horse wagon, Billings & Bryant to John Brown
Author: Billings & Bryant
Date: Undated

The state of Iowa frequently served as a relatively safe haven for John Brown and his followers during the late 1850s, and Iowa City was on the famous Lane Trail which carried many free-state activists and settlers to and from Kansas. This document, from "Billings & Bryant," indicates that the partners had receive $100 from John Brown as payment "in full for a heavy Horse Waggon" that they agreed "to ship immediately to J B Iowa City, Iowa; care of Dr. Jesse Bowen." Bowen was a member of the Kansas Central Committee of Iowa who later lived in Leavenworth.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 1, Folder 3
Item Number: 102499 Number of images: 1
Keywords: Bowen, Dr. Jesse; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Free state activities; Iowa City, Iowa; Kansas Central Committee of Iowa; Lane Trail; Wagons

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