The Life And Letters Of Captain John Brown

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CHAPTER II. 18541856. Description Of Kansas.Violation Of The Missouri ComPromise. Kansas Opened To Emigration. Missouri "border Ruffians."Their Lawless Interference With Elections In Kansas. Four Of Brown's Sons Emigrate To Kansas. Their Sufferings There. Brown Goes To Kansas.The Leavenworth, Or Pro- Slavery, Constitution. The Topeka, Or Free-state, Constitution. Scenes At An Election In Leaven- Worth.Siege Of Lawrence, Which Ends In A Treaty. The Free-state Constitution Denounced By PresiDent Pierce.Treacherous Sack Of Lawrence, And Destruction Of The Town. Testimony Of Dr. Doy. "DEFOEE proceeding with our narrative, it will be well to give a short description of Kansas, and some account of the circumstances under which it was peopled and ultimately organized into one of the free states of the American Union. Kansas lies directly west of the state of Missouri, and occupies nearly the centre of the North American continent. The country consists of undulating prairies, with a rich and fertile soil, and is well watered by streams flowing through picturesque valleys, generally bordered with woods to the distance of a quarter or half a mile of their high banks on either side. The state, which is about as large as Scotland, has been divided into thirty-six counties, of which a large proportion, are named after men eminent for their zealin support of slavery. Such is frequently the case in the United States, where devotion to the interests of an oligarchy of slaveowners has usually proved the surest passport to the admiration of the multitude and the favours of their rulers. Notwithstanding the small population of Kansas, we find on Colton's map no fewer than twelve settlements dignifiedwith the name of cities. There are Delaware City, Neosho City, Moun...

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  • Book Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9781142042653
  • ISBN-10: 1142042650
  • Number of Pages: 476
  • Dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.96 (d)
  • Approx Price: $29.24
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