Charles Robinson Arrested in Lexington, Missouri

Saturday, May 10, 1856

"The Arrest of Governor Robinson by Marshal Donaldson". Courtesy of Princeton University.

Charles Robinson, then considered the Kansas Territorial Governor by the Free-Staters' illegitimate Topeka legislature, is arrested for treason in Lexington, Missouri, due to his faux "governorship" and his denouncements of the proslavery "Bogus Legislature." He is imprisoned at Lecompton, Kansas, before being released on September 10, 1856. He is finally acquitted of the charges of treason on August 20, 1857. 


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