The Governor's Mansion, Lecompton, Kansas Territory

Title: The Governor's Mansion, Lecompton, Kansas Territory
Description: Harper's Weekly wood engraving of men on horseback outside of the governor's mansion in Lecompton, Kansas Territory. The house was built by Douglas County Sheriff Samuel J. Jones and briefly resided in by Kansas Territorial Governor John W. Geary. In 1855, The "Bogus Legislature" selected the proslavery town of Lecompton as Kansas Territory's capital city. Meanwhile, Free-Staters continued to denounce the legislature as illegitimate.
Date original: June 6, 1857
Document Type: image
Publication Statement: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002735897/
Organization location: No known copyright restrictions.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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