From James Griffing to Augusta

Title: From James Griffing to Augusta
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Creator: James Griffing
Description: This April 6, 1855 letter was written by James Griffing in Wakarusa, Kansas, to Augusta. James has been helping some new “pioneer friends” stake a claim and become settled in Kansas Territory, remarking, “You can hardly think how fast the emigration is pouring in from the free states.” James describes a recent episode of election fraud: “armed forces from Missouri came and took possession of the ballot boxes and pretty much carried on the election as they pleased. Their proceedings will only work against them.”
Date original: April 6, 1855
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Organizations: Free State Party
Owning organization: Baker University
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Griffing, James Sayre: Griffing
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact Baker University at: 518 Eighth Street, Baldwin City KS 66066, Phone: (785)594-8380, E-mail: jen.mccollough@bakerU.edu Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kansas East Conference of the United Methodist Church and Baker University. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kansas East Conference of the United Methodist Church and Baker University.
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