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GEARY AND KANSAS.

GOVERNOR GEARY'S ADMINISTRATION

IN

KANSAS:

WITH A COMPLETE

HISTORY OF THE TERRITORY

UNTIL JULY 18 57:

EMBRACING A FULL ACCOUNT OF

ITS DISCOVERY, GEOGRAPHY, SOIL, RIVERS, CLIMATE, PRODUCTS; ITS
ORGANIZATION AS A TERRITORY, TRANSACTIONS AND EVENTS
UNDER GOVERNORS REEDER AND SHANNON, POLITICAL
DISSENSIONS, PERSONAL RENCOUNTRES, ELECTION

FRAUDS, BATTLES AND OUTRAGES.

ALL FULLY AUTHENTICATED,

BY

JOHN H. GIHON, M.D.,
PRIVATE SECRETARY OF GOVERNOR GEARY.

PHILADELPHIA:
CHA S. C. RHODES. :

Entered, according to Act of ngress, in the year 1857, by

C. C. RHODES.

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for

the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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PREFACE.

In giving this work to the public, the author has been actuated solely by a sense of duty. Unbiassed by any partisan or personal considerations, he has related, in as plain and comprehensive a manner as possible, the facts, as they came under his own observation, were communicated to him by individuals immediately connected with the events described, or have been gleaned from other reliable sources.

The writer is alone responsible for the contents of the book. During his official connection with Governor Geary, he availed himself of his opportunities for information, and has substantiated many of his statements, by the official documents, now on file in the Department of State at Washington, and which passed through his hands in the executive office in Kansas. These are public property, and there has been no impropriety or breach of trust in their employment.

Many important incidents have been omitted for want of sufficient corroboration; the writer having determined to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth. The whole truth can only be brought to light in that great day when all human secrets and mysteries will be revealed. The author cannot be accused of any undue prejudices in

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