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In 1856, abolitionist James G. Blunt (1826-1881) moved to Kansas to get involved in the conflict over slavery. He joined a militia with John Brown and was a delegate to the Wyandotte constitutional convention that composed the Kansas state constitution in 1859. In this letter, Blunt writes to Salmon Chase about the Wyandotte convention, ratification of the Kansas constitution, and Chase’s possible presidential nomination.
James Blunt, Salmon Chase, Kansas Struggle, Wyandott, Kansas Constitution, Border Ruffians
Blunt, James G., "Letter from James G. Blunt to Salmon P. Chase, August 9, 1859" (1859). Abolitionist Letters. 2.