New York Times, “News from Kansas,” March 2, 1857

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“News from Kansas,” New York Times, March 2, 1857, p. 1: 6.
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New York Daily Times
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News from Kansas
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1
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6
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Leah Suhrstedt, Dickinson College
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The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print.  Spelling and other typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

News from Kansas.

THE ASSAULT ON GOVERNOR GEARY- PASSAGE OF A LAW TO PUNISH REBELLION BY DEATH.

ST. LOUIS Saturday, Feb. 28.

Accounts from Lecompton state that Governor GEARY having visited the Territorial Legislature, was assaulted at the door by Sherriff SHERROD. While leaving, SHERROD insulted GEARY and spit on him. He had arms, and it was supposed it was a plot to assassinate the Governor, but he was prevented from using his arms.

The Council condemns the outrage by resolution, while the House fully sustains SHERROD.

A law has passed both branches to punish rebellion with death. All resistance to Territorial law or authority is declared rebellion.

The bill repealing the test oaths, which passed through the Council, has been almost unanimously defeated in the House.

Governor GEARY fears assassination, and sent yesterday for the troops at Tecumseh to remain here for his protection. A detachment of dragoons have gone to arrest Capt. WALKER.

ANOTHER DISPATCH.

ST. LOUIS Saturday, Feb. 28.

The latest advices from Kansas state that SHERROD was not killed, and that the Mr. JONES who was arrested was not the Governor’s Secretary. He had been held to bail in $5,000.

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