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Item Number: 102474
Title: Letter, Jas. B. Abbott to Capt. Bayne
Description: James Abbott wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, to Captain O. P. Bayne, explaining his delay in responding to Bayne's request for military aid. Abbott told him that his engagement with the committee investigating election fraud in the December 21 and January 4 elections had caused him to pass the request to General Phillips (possiblity William A. Phillips). Phillips, instead of responding directly, waited for Major General James Lane to return to town and approve the action. Abbott was apologetic, stating "if I had been at liberty I would have started at once. . .entirely independent of the Territorial Militia."
Dates: February 3, 1858
Number of Images: 2
Call Number: James Abbott Collection, Box 2, Folder 11
Location of Original: KSHS
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