Affidavit of Henry E. McKee

Title: Affidavit of Henry E. McKee
Alternate title: Affidavit Relative to Seizure of H. Miles Moore at American Hotel, Kansas City Mo, and Imprisonment at Wyandotte, Kan
Creator: Henry E. McKee
Description: This is the sworn affidavit of Henry E. McKee, signed by Kansas Gov. John W. Geary on October 4, 1856. McKee claims that on October 2, he witnessed H. Miles Moore enter the American Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, where eight men captured him. They took Moore to Wyandotte, Kansas and “unlawfully imprisoned” him there, McKee says. He adds that if Moore does not receive help soon, “his life is in great hazard and will be sacrificed.”
Date original: October 4, 1856
Person: John W Geary
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: legal_document
Publication Statement: Kansas Territory Executive Department Correspondence, Folder 35
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact Kansas Memory at: State Archives, Topeka, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099, Phone: (785) 272-8681, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kansas Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kansas Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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