FROM 1857 TO 1875 AND 1884 TO PRESENT TIME
AN EYEWITNESS OF THE QUANTRILL RAID
The Kansas-Nebraska Bill. -- The North Aroused. -- The Emigrant Aid Company. -- Eli Thayer, Amos A. Lawrence and Dr. Charles Robinson. -- The First New England Emigrants Reach Mount Oread, Organize a Town Company and Lay Out the Town. -- "What Shall We Call It?" -- Pitching Tents and Building Cabins. -- Pioneer Boarding House.
Reinforcements. -- The Disgust of the Kid-gloved Contingent. -- First Sabbath Services. -- The First Funeral. -- Town Site Troubles. -- "Shoot to Hit." -- First Election for Delegate to Congress. -- Judge Wakefield. -- The First School. -- Three Newspapers. -- Winter in Tents and Cabins.
Spring Election, March 30th, 1855. -- Excitement in Missouri. -- An Army of Voters Invade Lawrence. -- Missouri Voters Elect a Kansas Legislature. -- Slavery Triumphant and Exultant. -- Free-State Men Despondent and Indignant.
-- What Shall We Do? -- Dr. Robinson's Policy. -- "Bogus Legislature" Repudiated.
The Conflict Begun. -- The Dow Murder. -- The Branson Rescue. -- Sheriff Jones Appeals to the Governor. -- The Governor Calls Out the Militia. -- Missouri Responds to the Call. -- The Wakarusa War. -- The Army at Franklin. -- Preparations for Defense.
Governor Shannon Alarmed. -- Telegraphs the President for Regular Troops. -- They Do Not come. -- The Governor Visits Lawrence. -- Confers with the Free-State Men. -- A Treaty of Peace. -- The Militia Go Home. -- A Love Feast at Lawrence. -- The Murder of Barber. -- Old John Brown.
A Hard Winter. -- Conflict Takes a New Form in the Spring. -- The Courts Come to the Rescue. -- Judge Lecompte's Charge. -- The Grand Jury's Indictment. -- High Treason. -- The Sacking of Lawrence. -- Burning of the Free-State Hotel and Printing Offices.
The Summer of 1856. -- Outrages Everywhere. -- Lawrence Invested by Pro-Slavery "Forts". -- The Capture of Franklin, Fort Saunders and Fort Titus. -- Titus a Prisoner. -- Governor Shannon Makes Another Treaty. -- Governor Shannon Resigns. -- Daniel Woodson Acting Governor.
Retaliation. -- Martial Law. -- Militia Called Out. -- Missouri Responds. -- Twenty-eight Hundred March on Lawrence.
-- Governor John W. Geary Arrives. -- Appears in Lawrence with Troops. -- The Militia Sent Home. -- "The Benign Influences of Peace."
The Bogus Legislature Again. -- Governor Geary Comes into Collision with It. -- He is Bitterly Assailed by Pro-Slavery Leaders. -- Resigns in March. -- Walker and Stanton.
-- Peace and Progress and Prosperity. -- Lawrence and her Voluntary City Government. -- Martial Law Once More.
Lecompton Constitutional Convention. -- The Census and Apportionment. -- Free-State Men Ignore It. -- Election of Territorial Legislature. -- Shall We Vote? -- Free-State Men Carry the Election. -- Oxford and the Cincinnati Directory. -- Walker Throws Out the Fraudulent Returns. -- Is Removed from Office.
The Territorial Legislature Adjourns to Lawrence. -- The Bogus Laws Sent Home. -- The Lawrence Charter. -- A City Government at Last. -- Samuel Medary Governor.
Lawrence in 1858. -- The Ebb of the Tide. -- Spring Immigration which Failed to Come. -- The Underground Railroad. -- Progress in Building; In Churches. -- Temperance in Lawrence. -- The Drouth of 1860. -- The Last Territorial Legislature. -- Kansas Admitted into the Union. -- A Free State.
The Beginning of the Civil War. -- Exposed Condition of Kansas. -- Her Interest in the Conflict. -- The First Enlistments. -- The Battle of Wilson's Creek. -- The Contrabands. -- Lawrence in Close Touch with the Soldiers.
The Lawrence Raid. -- Its Antecedents and Causes. -- William C. Quantrill, Its Unique Character. -- Other Raids. -- Its Unparalleled Brutality.
The Lawrence Raid. -- The Approach. -- The Charge and the Surprise. -- The Surrender of the Hotel. -- The Burning and the Killing Begin. -- Four Hours of Slaughter. -- Marvelous Escapes. -- The Heroism of the Women.
The Lawrence Raid. -- The Departure and Pursuit. -- The Scene Left Behind. -- The Burial of the Dead. -- The Ruin and the Loss. -- Sympathy and Help. -- Rebuilding the Town.
Another Summer. -- Lawrence Restored. -- Improvements.
-- The New Bridge. -- Enalrgement. (sic) -- New Alarm. -- Price is Coming. -- Preparations for Defense. -- Martial Law. -- Militia Ordered Out. -- The Battles on the Blue. -- A Night of Anxiety. -- "Joy Cometh in the Morning." -- The War is Over. -- Peace at Last.