June 15, 1860 A single, two-sided sheet EXTRA edition, with focus on the speech by Charles Sumner, “The Barbarism of Slavery”, addressing a Bill for the Admission of Kansas as…

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1860 Kansas Liberator Sumner, Charles

March 20, 1857 Sumner, on his way Europe, via the steamer Fulton, writes “to Boston”. It urges that people not be disheartened by events in Kansas.  “I trust, also, that…

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1857 Kansas Sumner, Charles

September 12, 1856 Eight Boston men, including James Freeman Clarke, appeal for clothing to be sent to Kansas, where all is chaos, where the government is at an end, where…

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1856 Clarke, James Freeman Kansas

August  8, 1856 A speech by Smith, at the Kansas Convention, in Buffalo.  In it, Smith urges a mustering of arms to confront the situation in Kansas, where the Government…

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1856 Kansas Smith, Gerrit

November 26, 1855 This letter, from Garrison, is dated October 29, 1855, and comes from the Hall of Free State Constitutional Convention, Topeka. Garrison believes that Free State people outnumber…

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1855 Kansas