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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters
|Aaron D. Stevens to his father on the fight against slavery
|29 September 1857
|Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)
|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."
|John Brown Slavery African American History Abolition Bleeding Kansas
|Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860) Brown, John (1800-1859)
|Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Children & Family
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859