Lecompton, Kansas Territory: July 11, 1858.
4pp., recto on 4 folio sheets. On the Events of Bleeding Kansas. Usual folds. With the original mailing envelope Item #366572
The letter begins by updating Denver on reports from Major Sherman and Captain Weaver before turning to events in the territory: "The Territory appears quiet and your resignation is deprecated by all parties. Calhoun still withholds the certificates of election and it is now too late for their issuance to do any good. The free state men cannot be made to believe in his integrity adn his authorizing the Wyandott paper to publish his intention of so doing has only added another shade to the infamy which already attacks his character. No explanation can be made and I cannot endure a scoundrel who needlessly betrays his friends into a false position and whose every act belies every apology that can be made for him..." The letter continues regarding the appointment of a sheriff and continues: "I am maturing a plan to lay before you on your return which if it can be effected and which in any other country would be feasible, for a complete police organization throughout the territory. If this can be accomplished Kansas Territory can be governed without a soldier or any military expense to the general government." Walsh discusses problems with Marshall Farris and the difficulty of finding officers to serve under him to combat violence in the region. "Davis has already arrested two men in Wyandott or rather prosecuted them since their arrest before the magistrate one of whom is bound over and the other committed to close custody, both are killings or attempts to kill and both are free state men." The letter closes with a discussion of Stanton and his support for Black Republicans.
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