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Collection Reference Number GLC07231.06
From Archive Folder Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters 
Title Aaron D. Stevens to his father on the fight against slavery
Date 29 September 1857
Author Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Gives news of self in Topeka, the free state capital, and Colonelcy in Kansas War with promotion to brigadier general in Kansas "Millishey [militia]." Informs of "tearney [tyranny] … by the proslavery democracy of the United States," and the possibility of revolution to stop slavery. Jokes of society in Kansas that the poorest of men can approach Governor Walker. Requests news from home and hopes to visit at some point. Claims that he has "been going under the name of C Whipple."
Subjects John Brown  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Bleeding Kansas  
People Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Topeka, Kansas
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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