From Persifor Smith to M.C. Dickey

Title: From Persifor Smith to M.C. Dickey
Alternate title: From Persifor Smith to M.C. Dickey and Others, Conductors of Emigrating Companies
Creator: Persifor Smith
Description: This letter, dated July 23, 1856, is from Persifor Smith, a U.S. Army Major at Fort Leavenworth, to M.C. Dickey and “others, conductors of emigrating companies.” Smith responds to a letter in which Dickey and the others request military protection from armed bodies guarding the Kansas border. Smith denies their request: “I have no evidence that any parties are in arms to oppose you . . . I cannot act on your vague suspicions.”
Date original: July 23, 1856
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Ross, Edmund G. Coll. #491, Folder 2: Correspondence 1856-1862, Item 4
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact Kansas Memory at: State Archives, Topeka, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099, Phone: (785) 272-8681, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kansas Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kansas Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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