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Former Kansas governor challenges Attorney General of the United States to a duel

Robert John Walker, detail
04/18/1860
In Washington D.C., former governor of the Kansas Territory Robert J. Walker challenged Jeremiah S. Black, the Attorney General of the United States, to a duel over allegations that had arisen over Walker's conduct while territorial governor.  Walker had recently appeared before the Covode Committee investigating corruption in the Buchanan Administration.  The Attorney General turned down the invitation.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 308. 

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