ous testimony of another paper, always faithful to Slavery, the New York Herald, in the letter of a correspondent from Brunswick, Missouri, under date of 20th April, 1855:
From five to seven thousand men started from Missouri to attend the election, some to remove, but the most to return to their families, with an intention, if they liked the Territory, to make it their permanent abode at the earliest moment practicable.
But they intended to vote.
The Missourians were, many of them, Douglas men. There were one hundred and fifty voters from this county, one hundred and seventy-five from Howard, and one hundred from Cooper.
Indeed, every county furnished its quota; and when they set out, it looked like an army. . . . . They were armed. . . . . And, as there were no houses in the Territory, they carried tents.
Their mission was a peaceable one,—to vote, and to drive down stakes for their future homes.
After the election some fifteen hundred of the voters sent a committee to Mr