Spaulding, W. B.
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Call Number: RH MS P784
Overview This 2-page letter from W.B. Spaulding of Quincy, Illinois to his friend Daniel Peterson Woodbury of Weare, New Hampshire contains the writer's assessment of the Lecompton Constitution, framed in Lecompton, Kansas in 1857 by pro-slavery advocates for purposes of Kansas Statehood. Spaulding's views address President James Buchanan's support of the Lecompton Constitution and the resulting impact on Territorial Kansas and on the Buchanan presidency. Included is a letter with explanatory...
Dates: April 17, 1858; accompanying background letter, April 10, 1974