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The Sixteenth District, Part One

Gentle Readers, my copies of Nicole Etcheson’s Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era and Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke’s Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border… 789 more words

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The Fifteenth District, Part Three

The Fifteenth District, parts 1 and 2

Joseph Potter had one other peculiarity to share about happenings in the Fifteenth District. That peculiarity concerned not the spectacle of a member of the congressional committee tasked with investigating Kansas troubles including a contributor to the same troubles, but rather Potter himself. 810 more words

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The Fifteenth District, Part Two

The Fifteenth District, part 1

One could leave the Fifteenth District right here, but the testimony includes some novelties worth noting. These come to us by way of Joseph Potter. 533 more words

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The Fifteenth District, Part One

Edmund R. Zimmerman reported to his post as judge of the election for the Fifteenth District the afternoon before the election. He stayed the night and saw the campfires of the small legion of Missourians who came to vote. 683 more words

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The Fourteenth District, Part Four

The Fourteenth District: parts 12, and 3

The remaining precinct of the Fourteenth District, Doniphan, brought no former senators pledging to kill every abolitionist in the territory. 572 more words

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The Fourteenth District, Part Three

The Fourteenth District: parts 1 and 2

G.A. Cutler told us that no less a figure than David Rice Atchison himself came over to the Wolf River precinct of the Fourteenth District to ensure the election of proslavery men to the legislature. 466 more words

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The Fourteenth District, Part Two

David Rice Atchison and his personal army of Missourians succeeded in convincing the proslavery Kansans of the Wolf River precinct to support his candidates instead of their own, including the brother of his favorite lieutenant, John H. 494 more words

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