Wakarusa Treaty (Draft)

Title: Wakarusa Treaty (Draft)
Description: This document is a draft of the Wakarusa Treaty, signed by Kansas Gov. Wilson Shannon, Charles Robinson, and James H. Lane on December 8, 1855, ending the Wakarusa War. The signers declare that they "have no knowledge of the previous--present or prospective existence of any organization in [Kansas] Territory for the resistance of the laws." They agree to “aid the Governor in securing a posse” to execute the laws, provided that accused individuals are arrested with “legal process” and receive a hearing before a U.S. District Court judge.
Date original: December 8, 1855
Event: Wakarusa War
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: government_document
Publication Statement: Blackman, William I.R., Folder 1, Item 2
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Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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