, being a United States officer.
He then returned to camp, turned over his posse to Samuel J. Jones, Sheriff of Douglas county, who, not being hampered by the restrictions of the United States marshal, proceeded to destroy the Free-State Hotel, the offices of the Herald of freedom and Kansas free-state, and Governor Robinson's dwelling, and to ransack and pillage the town generally— United States Senator Atchison, of Missouri, is one of the posse......May 21, 1856
George W. Brown and Gaius Jenkins, arrested on May 14, are taken before Judge Lecompte, at Lawrence, to answer to the charge of treason, bail denied, and case continued till September......May 22, 1856
Five pro-slavery men on the Pottawatomie, in Franklin county, killed by a party under Capt. John Brown......May 24, 1856
Governor Reeder, after escaping arrest by the United States marshal at Lawrence, May 7, goes to Kansas City, May 11, and is concealed at the American Hotel, where he remained until May 21, when,
public men in the Territory. Captain Montgomery's name was introduced, and I inquired how Mr. Brown liked him. The Captain was quite enthusiastic in praise of him, avowing a most perfect confidence in his integrity and purposes.
Captain Montgomery, he said, is the only soldier I have met among the prominent Kansas men. He understands my system of warfare exactly.
He is a natural chieftain, and knows how to lead.
The Captain spoke of General Lane, and alluded to the recent slaying of Gaius Jenkins.
He said, he would not say one word against Lane in his misfortunes.
His only comment was what he told the General himself-that he was his own worst enemy.
Of his own early treatment at the hands of ambitious leaders, to which I had alluded in bitter terms, he said:
They acted up to their instincts.
As politicians, they thought every man wanted to lead, and therefore supposed I might be in the way of their schemes.
While they had this feeling, of course they opposed me. Many m