From Edward Hoogland and John A.W. Jones to John W. Geary

Title: From Edward Hoogland and John A.W. Jones to John W. Geary
Description: In this November 29, 1856 letter, Edward Hoogland and John A.W. Jones report to Kansas Gov. John W. Geary about their recent expedition to southeastern Kansas. They inform Geary that they took depositions, issued warrants, and made arrests in relation to a number of crimes, including some committed during the Pottawatomie Massacre. They also report that they found and returned a substantial amount of stolen property. Hoogland and Jones ask Geary to station U.S. troops in southeastern Kansas, suggesting that “their presence would aid in restoring confidence.”
Date original: November 29, 1856
Person: John W Geary
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Kansas Territory Executive Department Correspondence, Folder 35
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