From George D. Bayard to Father

Title: From George D. Bayard to Father
Creator: George D. Bayard
Description: This is a copy of an October 1, 1856 letter from George D. Bayard in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to his father. Bayard tells his father that Kansas is overrun with invaders from Missouri who want to make it a slave state, and with northern emigrants who want to make it a free state. He criticizes Gov. John W. Geary for not taking a strong stand against slavery. He also mentions that troops from Lecompton are pursuing James Henry Lane and his men.
Date original: October 1, 1856
Owning organization: Missouri History Museum
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: George D. Bayard 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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