Petition from Vernon County Citizens

Title: Petition from Vernon County Citizens
Description: This petition, dated November 21, 1860, is addressed to Missouri Gov. Robert M. Stewart and signed by 34 citizens of Little Osage, Vernon County, Missouri. The signers assert that they are “imminently in danger of another invasion” from Kansas guerrillas. They claim that they have been victim to numerous attacks over the past three years, and that during one attack, John Brown stole “ten or eleven thousand dollars” of property. The petitioners ask Stewart to station the Missouri Mounted Militia, Company A, in Little Osage for their protection.
Date original: November 21, 1860
Person: John Brown
Owning organization: Missouri State Archives
Document Type: petition
Publication Statement: Missouri-Kansas Border Collection; Office of the Secretary of State, RG005: Box 2, Folder 5
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