From D.A.W. Morehouse to Robert M. Stewart

Title: From D.A.W. Morehouse to Robert M. Stewart
Creator: D.A.W. Morehouse
Description: This letter was written on February 21, 1859 by D.A.W. Morehouse in Papinsville, Missouri, to Missouri Gov. Robert M. Stewart. Morehouse shares “startling news” brought from Lawrence, Kansas by U.S. Deputy Marshal A.J. Russes. While held prisoner in Lawrence for ten days, Russes learned that “depredations” would again be committed in the border counties of Missouri, and that James Lane, commanding a force of 1,000 men, planned to enter Platte County, Missouri to free two prisoners held there for kidnapping slaves in the state.
Date original: February 21, 1859
Owning organization: Missouri State Archives
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Missouri-Kansas Border Collection; Office of the Secretary of State, RG005: Box 1, Folder 33
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Missouri State Archives at: 600 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1747, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Phone: (573)751-4717, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Missouri State Archives. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Missouri State Archives.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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