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Item Number: 101751
Title: Experience of John E. Stewart
Description: This undated document, presumably written by John E. Stewart, relates the author's experiences in Kansas Territory. The reminiscence begins with a description of how he entered the territory and the manner in which he constructed a house. Then, intermixed with accounts of his agricultural efforts and other day-to-day activities, there are brief mentions of the political situation in the territory. The main focus of the document then turns to when Stewart was a member of the Wakarusa Liberty Guard, including a description of the murder of Charles Dow, the murder of Hoyt, the Branson rescue, and other encounters with border ruffians.
Dates: c. 1856?
Number of Images: 24
Call Number: Thaddeus Hyatt Collection, #401, Box 2, Folder 5
Location of Original: KSHS
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