From W.J. Patterson to Sterling Price

Title: From W.J. Patterson to Sterling Price
Creator: W.J. Patterson
Description: This telegram is from W.J. Patterson in Parkville, Missouri to Gov. Sterling Price in Jefferson City, Missouri. The telegram, dated April 26, 1855, states that an armed mob destroyed Patterson’s printing press and threatened to kill the citizens of Platte County if they did not leave. Patterson, an editor of a Free Soil paper, The Parkville Luminary, asks Gov. Price to send state authorities to protect the county, emphasizing that danger is imminent.
Date original: April 26, 1855
Person: Sterling Price
Owning organization: Missouri State Archives
Document Type: telegram
Publication Statement: Sterling Price, 1853-1857; Office of the Governor, RG3.11: Box 2, Folder 6, Last Item
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Missouri State Archives at: 600 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1747, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Phone: (573)751-4717, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Missouri State Archives. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Missouri State Archives.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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