spondent of the Missouri Republican, a man publicly accused by his own towns-people of robbing the mail, who is known to have sacked a Free-State store at Palmyra, and to have committed numerous other highway robberies.
But, although these facts were notorious, he obtained and still holds the appointment of Postmaster (at a point convenient for the surveillance of the interior of the Kansas mails), in order to compensate him for his disgraceful and overwhelming defeat by old John Brown at Black Jack.
Mr. Stringfellow, the most ultra advocate of proslavery propagandism in the West, at the instance of the friends of the Administration, was elected to the Speakership of the House of Representatives; and the Rev. Tom Johnson, of the Shawnee Mission, who enjoys the unenviable notoriety of having first introduced negro slavery into Kansas proper — long before the Territory was opened — was elected by the same influence President of the Council.
It is said that his sons are provided for,
Benning, Henry L., in Dem. Convention, 315.
Benton, Col. Thomas, 106; 159; speech against the Annexation treaty.
164-5; his repugnance to Annexation overcome, 174; 207; on the Dred Scott decision, 253-9; allusion to, 488.
Berrien, John M., of Ga., 268.
Big Bethel, Va., battle of, 529 to 531.
Big Springs, Kansas, Free-State meeting at, 240.
Bing, Julius, at Bull Run, 547; 550.
Bingham, John A., of Ohio, 570.
Birney, James G., candidate for President, 167.
Black Jack, Kansas, battle of, 244.
Black, Jeremiah S., his opinion of Secession, 371-2; appointed Secretary of State, 411.
Blair, Col. Frank P., 490; has an interview with Gen. Price, 491; his strictures on Gen. Scott, 543-9; 555; offers a resolve to expel John B. Clark, 562.
Blair, Montgomery, in Lincoln's Cabinet, 428.
Blakey, Geo. D., in Chicago Convention, 321.
Blue Mills Landing, Mo., Union defeat at, 587.
S., of Va., 304-5.
Bolivar Hights, captured by the Federa