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History of Caldwell County, Missouri
As written in the 1876 Atlas of Caldwell County Missouri

Kansas Troubles

At the time of the Kansas difficulties, Missouri was a slave State, and many slaves were owned by citizens of the County. The sympathies of the most of our citizens were with the pro-slavery men in the effort to make Kansas a slave State. A company under the command of Dr. S.T. Bassett went to Kansas to help the pro-slavery party vote a constitution, authorizing slavery upon the people of that State. The Doctor caused it to be loudly proclaimed, that it was a part of his mission to visit John Brown and his friends at Ossawatamie, but the fear of unpleasant consequences caused a change of programme and induced him to forego that pleasure.

Crosby Johnson, An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Caldwell County, Missouri.   1876.  Edwards Brothers

Territorial History
First Settlers
County Organized
Mormon Emigration
Far West
The Mormons
Mormon Settlements
Mormon Leaders
The Temple
Mormon War
Mormon Exodus
Visions
Change of County Seat
Salem, Missouri
Mexican War
California Emigration
Kansas Troubles
Railroad
Burning of Records
The Rebellion
Thrailkill's Raid
Since the War
Population
Topography
Soil & Products
Timber
Fruits
Climate
County Indebtedness
Minerals
Townships
Township Organization
Kingston
Hamilton
Breckenridge
Kidder
Mirable
Proctorville
Polo
Nettleton
Catawba
Black Oak
 

 

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