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Campaigning in Kansas, Senator Seward receives a hero's welcome at Lawrence

William Henry Seward, circa 1845, engraving
09/26/1860
Senator Seward, campaigning for the Republican ticket across the Midwest, received a hero's welcome in Lawrence, Kansas, the center of free soil Kansas.  In the afternoon, thousands of people heard him give a rousing speech recounting the efforts Kansas was making to reject slavery and enter the Union as a free state.  He left Kansas for Chicago where he gave a major address before a massive crowd at the Wigwam on October 2, 1860.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"The Political Campaign - Gov. Seward in Kansas," New York Times, October 3, 1860, p. 1. 

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