Petition from Leavenworth Women

Title: Petition from Leavenworth Women
Description: This petition, written ca. September 1856, is addressed to Kansas Gov. John W. Geary and is signed by 16 women in Leavenworth, Kansas. The petitioners complain that they have been driven from their homes by a group of armed men. They say that some of their husbands have been imprisoned or extradited, “leaving us unprotected in the midst of a scene of general robbery and all too frequently of murder.” They also claim that the mayor of Leavenworth and other city officials were aware of the raids and failed to stop them. The petitioners ask Geary for his assistance.
Date original: ca. September 1856
Person: John W Geary
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: petition
Publication Statement: Kansas Territory Executive Department Correspondence, Folder 35
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