From Thomas Swords to John Dougherty

Title: From Thomas Swords to John Dougherty
Creator: Thomas Swords
Description: This letter, dated June 25, 1856, is from Col. Thomas Swords in New York to Maj. John Dougherty. Swords expresses regret that the Kansas-Nebraska Act has resulted in conflict for Kansas Territory. He describes the Kansas-Nebraska Act as "a most just one" that "should have been carried out in the right spirit," and he voices hope that the future will bring peace to Kansas.
Date original: June 25, 1856
Owning organization: Missouri History Museum
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: John Dougherty Papers
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Missouri History Museum at: Lindell and DeBaliviere, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis, MO 63112, Phone: (314) 746-4441, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Missouri History Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Missouri History Museum.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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