Petition of Sundry Citizens of Pottawatomie Creek

Title: Petition of Sundry Citizens of Pottawatomie Creek
Description: This petition, dated September 19, 1856, is addressed to Kansas Gov. John W. Geary and is signed by 32 Kansas citizens living near the Pottawatomie, Sugar, and Middle Creeks and the Osage River. The petitioners describe several recent guerrilla attacks in their region, including the Battle of Osawatomie, and ask for Geary to take action. They complain that the attacks, launched by Missourians and “guided by a few desperate men in our midst,” have succeeded in “sacking and burning houses and in robbing and plundering and menacing the lives of our citizens.”
Date original: September 19, 1856
Person: John W. Geary
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: petition
Publication Statement: Kansas Territory Executive Department Correspondence, Folder 35
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