beat them, and Governor Reeder gave certificates to a majority of all the members of both Houses, and then, after they were organized, as everybody will admit, they were the only competent persons to say who were and who were not members of the same.
4. It is confirmed by contemporaneous admission of The Squatter Sovereign, a paper published at Atchison, and at once the organ of the President and of these Borderers, which, under date of 1st April, thus recounts the victory:—
Independence, [Missouri,] March 31, 1855.
Several hundred emigrants from Kansas have just entered our city.
They were preceded by the Westport and Independence brass bands.
They came in at the west side of the public square, and proceeded entirely around it, the bands cheering us with fine music, and the emigrants with good news.
Immediately following the bands were about two hundred horsemen in regular order; following these were one hundred and fifty wagons, carriages, etc. They gave repeated cheer