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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 377 pages of information about Abraham Lincoln, a History Volume 02.

[3] August 18, 1856.  Senate Executive Documents, 3d Session 34th Congress.  Vol.  III., pp. 76-7.

[4] Richardson to General Smith, August 18, 1856.  Senate Ex.  Doc., 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  III., p. 75.

[5] George Deas, Assistant Adjutant-General to Lieut.-Colonel Cooke, August 28, 1856.  Senate Executive Documents, 3d Session 34th Congress.  Vol.  III., p. 85.

[6] Cooke to Deas, August 31, 1856.  Ibid., p. 89.

[7] Smith to Cooper, Sept. 10, 1856.  Senate Executive Document, 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  III., pp. 80, 81.

[8] Sec.  War, indorsement, Sept. 23, on letter of Gen. Smith to Adjutant-General Cooper, Sept. 10, 1856.  Senate Executive Documents, 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  III., p. 83.

[9] Woodson, proclamation, August 25, 1856.  Senate Executive Documents, 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  III., p. 80.

[10] Geary, Inaugural Address, Sept. 11, 1856.  Senate Executive Documents, 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  III., p. 116.

[11] General Heiskell to Geary, Sept. 11 and 12, 1856.  Senate Ex.  Doc., 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  II., p. 97.

[12] Geary to Marcy, Sept. 16, 1856.  Senate Ex.  Doc., 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  II., p. 107.

[13] Colonel Cook to Porter, A.A.G., Sept. 13, 1856.  Ibid., Vol.  III., pp. 113, 114.

[14] Colonel Cooke to F.J.  Porter, Sept. 16, 1856.  Senate Ex.  Doc., 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  III., p. 121.

[15] Cooke to Porter, Sept. 16, 1856.  Senate Ex.  Doc., 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  III., p. 122.

[16] Captain Wood to Colonel Cooke, Sept. 16, 1856.  Senate Ex.  Doc., 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  III, pp. 123-6.

[17] Geary to Marcy, October 1, 1856.  Senate Executive Documents, 3d Sess. 34th Cong.  Vol.  II., p. 156.

[18] Gihon, pp. 142-3.  Geary, Executive Minutes, Senate Ex.  Doc., No. 17, 1st Sess. 35th Cong.  Vol.  VI., p. 195.

[19] The Kansas Territorial Legislature, in the year 1859, by which time local passion had greatly subsided, by law empowered a non-partisan board of three commissioners to collect sworn testimony concerning the ravages of the civil war in Kansas, with a view of obtaining indemnity from the general Government for the individual sufferers.  These commissioners, after a careful examination, made an official report, from which may be gleaned an interesting summary in numbers and values of the harvest of crime and destruction which the Kansas contest produced, and which report can be relied upon, since eye-witnesses and participants of both parties freely contributed their testimony at the invitation of the commissioners.

The commissioners fixed the period of the war as beginning about November 1, 1855, and continuing until about December 1, 1856.  They estimated that the entire loss and destruction of property, including the cost of fitting out the various expeditions, amounted to an aggregate of not less than $2,000,000.  Fully one-half of this loss, they thought, was directly sustained by actual settlers of Kansas.  They received petitions and took testimony in 463 cases.  They reported 417 cases as entitled to indemnity.  The detailed figures and values of property destroyed are presented as follows: 

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