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James Redpath, The Roving Editor: or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States. 4 0 Browse Search
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straw bail (both bondsmen, Federal office-holders in these cases), the scalper of Mr. Hops, the notorious Fuggitt, who bet and won a pair of boots on the wager that he would have an abolition scalp in six hours. Last summer, he liberated Jack Henderson when arrested under the Territorial laws, for stuffing ballot-boxes at the Delaware Crossing. To fancy that such a man, so faithful and so prompt, could ever be disgraced by the Democracy, was an indication, on the part of the people of Kaslature might have met at Fort Leavenworth and elected two pro-slavery United States senators. The political complexion of that assembly was in his own hands. The defeat of the conspiracy in Congress prevented the completion of the plot. Jack Henderson, his creature — he whose action in the matter of the Delaware crossing put everything in Calhoun's power--United States Senators, State Government and Legislature — the continuance or the abolishment of slavery in Kansas--as far, at least, as