John W. Whitfield

Title: John W. Whitfield
Description: Photograph of John W. Whitfield, the first Congressional delegate from Kansas Territory. The first election in Kansas Territory, held november 29, 1854, was won by Democrat John W. Whitfield, a proslavery settler and veteran of the Mexican-American War. Free-Staters complained about fraudulent voting by Misourians who crossed the border to cast their ballots and intimidate antislavery voters, especially in proslavery towns such as Leavenworth.
Date original: n.d.
Document Type: image
Publication Statement: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002712778/
Organization location: No known copyright restrictions.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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