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  Certificate, James Abbott as Brigadier General
Author: No authors specified.
Date: July 15, 1857

James Lane, from the Headquarters of the Kansas Volunteers free state militia, issued this certificate that appointed James Abbott, as Brigadier General of the 1st Brigade, to protect the ballot boxes during the upcoming elections. Election fraud, in the form of multiple votes cast by proslavery men, was a constant concern of free state supporters.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: James Abbott Collection, #252, Box 2 Folder 10
Item Number: 102487 Number of images: 1
Keywords: Abbott, James Burnett; Conway, Martin Franklin; Election fraud; Free state cause; Kansas Volunteers; Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866

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