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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: the work begun. (search)
t any time, were residents of Kansas Missouri, confessed Governor Shannon, sent not only her young men, but her gray-haired citizens were thid to attack the free men of the North in Lawrence assembled. Governor Shannon, alarmed at the tempest he had raised but could not control. hold on to them! He did not do that. That is his fault. Governor Shannon soon arrived in Lawrence, and was duly made drunk by the sagactate men but a tacit acknowledgment of Southern usurpation? Governor Shannon, on recovering from his drunkenness, made a speech to the peopce, he demanded to know what the terms were. If he understood Governor Shannon's speech, something had been conceded, and he conveyed the idecule, I omit a few words only. In December, 1855, during the Shannon war, Brown first made his appearance among the Free State men at L parties, under the lead of Governor Robinson on one side, and Governor Shannon on the other, met to make a treaty of peace. After Governor R
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, chapter 1.13 (search)
rolinas, and Alabama, with the avowed intention of exterminating or banishing the Free State men. Organizing into guerilla companies, they soon scattered desolation throughout the Territory; but first were enrolled as Territorial militia, by Governor Shannon, and armed with United States muskets, the more effectually to enable them to carry out their purpose. An excuse was needed to march against Lawrence, in order to destroy it; for while it stood, they could hardly hope to succeed in their nee, and offered to defend the town; but the Committee of Safety, now so odious that it was ironically styled the Safety Valve, while valiantly declaring that they would fight first, rather than submit to ignominious terms, and receiving from Governor Shannon the very courteous, and patriotic answer, Then war it is, by God! took no efficient measures for defence, and determined to offer no resistance. John Brown, Junior, marched back to Ossawattomie; but ere he reached it and disbanded, his fat
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: the conquest of Kansas complete. (search)
g exactly a fit story to tell, Pate entered into a disquisition on the general subject of his imprisonment, and told S- that he he was acting under orders of Governor Shannon; and that his being taken prisoner was an outrage. That is false, sir! said Colonel S-, sternly; I had a conversation with Governor Shannon about your pGovernor Shannon about your particular case, and he declared that you had no authority for going about the country with an armed force. There was no replying to this; and the enraged and silenced Pate bit his lip. Colonel S-went on and denounced him for his conduct in language more pointed and succinct than complimentary. He wound up his remarks, however,ion of Freedom in Kansas. The Missouri River was closed against Northern emigration; the roads were literally strewed with dead bodies; Declaration of Governor Shannon. the entire Free State population of Leavenworth had been driven from their homes; almost every part of Kansas was in the power of the invaders; the army, an