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Item Number: 100493
Title: Letter, James Montgomery to George L. Stearns
Description: From Mound City, James Montgomery wrote Stearns about recent trouble at Fort Scott and acting governor George M. Beebe's visit. He came, according to Montgomery, to ascertain for himself if the rumors about Montgomery's activities were correct. He left satisfied that the free staters were acting properly and "promising to do what he could to reform abuses" in the federal courts and protect their rights. Although things were quiet at present and Montgomery mentioned the arrival of more fugitive slaves, who could now stay safely in Kansas, he warned that the introduction of federal troops into southern Kansas would create an explosive situation.
Dates: November 27, 1860
Number of Images: 3
Call Number: George L. Stearns Collection, #507
Location of Original: KSHS
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