Posted 2 months ago
Kansas Civil War 1863 Massacre Of Lawrence Era Reports of cases in Kansas Supreme court.
What's funny i had called this law book buyer that’s into old law books and i told him how i saved these from the trash at good will and paid $0.59 for them well it was buy 1 get 1 deal. I bought all that was there maybe 50 book but the others i sold because they were much later 1890's to 1920's And these i just couldn't find any place but there are PDF copies at i think it was in Ohio Law college and Harvard. And we’re not out for loan??
1 of the emails i got back said that on the 1st volume they may have printed 80 i think it was and obviously the others more.
So he says you know these are very common books and the shape is poor Ya i see that and he says that there worth what i paid for them. OK
Yesterday i had sent a request to a auction house online along with another item of a Mesoamerican Pottery item and they already replied back on that saying that they can't evaluate it because unable to determine i guess its authenticity of it but KU here said it could be a Museum decantation because of the writing on the side and it needs to be tested by thermal luminescence dating, And that cost over $300 bucks.
Now back to these books i had posted these before and you all commented and some asked for a better scan of some pages.
I only scanned the couple pages from Vol I and the title page from II
Volume 1 has cases from 1862 titled and some mentioned from 1840's i think i seen some place but Kansas wasn't even a state then And in some Case's they mention case's with Tribes I'll go thru them again and scan those pages but i remember seeing something about people buying the land from them and it was like $20 bucks and they lost obviously.
Is the Lawrence mentioned in the book the founder of Lawrence? or a relative.
What's your opinion of what he said about them being worth only $0.59 each it’s funny on his site he has other law books for several thousand bucks i doubt these are that valuable but being the 1st ones for our state makes them special well to me it does.
Also here's what he's Famous for a transcript between Him and The Confederate General
MARCH 28, 1863. - Skirmish at Hurricane Bridge, W. Va.
Report of Capt. James W. Johnson, Thirteenth West Virginia Infantry.
HURRICANE BRIDGE, VA., April 3, 1863.
SIR: I have the honor to make the following report of the assault made on this post by the rebel General Jenkins and his command on the 28th instant [ultimo]:
About 6 o'clock in the morning of the 28th instant [ultimo] our pickets brought in a flag of truce, with the following note from Jenkins:
HURRICANE BRIDGE, VA., April [March] 28, 1863.
Commanding Thirteenth Regiment U. S. Volunteers, Hurricane Bridge:
COLONEL: I have now an overwhelming force so disposed as to completely surround you and cut off your retreat. A humane desire to avert the loss of life induces me to demand your surrender. In the event of your compliance, and the surrender in good faith of all forces under your command, they shall receive the treatment warranted by the usages of war, and both officers and men will be paroled. Twenty minutes will be allowed, for the consideration of this note and to return a reply.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. G. JENKINS,
Brigadier-General, C. S. Army.
Upon the receipt of the above note I immediately sent in reply that I should not surrender the forces under my command unless forced to do so by an exhibition of his boasted strength, and immediately set about making the best possible disposition of the limited forces under my command. In fifteen minutes we were ready for action. All our available forces, numbering about 150 effective men, were drawn up inside our fortifications, when the enemy appeared in force and opened a furious fire upon us simultaneously on three sides from as many different hills, owing to the high elevation of which and the unfinished condition of our works, exposed our men to a most galling cross fire, which they withstood and returned with the firmness of veterans. The enemy's sharpshooters, posted on the adjacent heights and armed with globe-sighted rifles, were constantly endeavoring to pick off officers and men. After about five hours' brisk and animated firing from both sides the enemy sullenly withdrew his forces, leaving a few of his wounded, who fell into our hands, from whom we have learned that the enemy's force engaged did not number less than 500 men. Our loss was 3 killed and 4 wounded, one of whom has since died. To both officers and men I return my most sincere thanks for the bravery and gallantry displayed during the engagement. Where so many heroic deeds were performed it would be unjust to mention individual acts of gallantry. It is enough to say that all behaved in the most noble and gallant manner.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully,
J. W. JOHNSON,
Captain, Comdg. Detachment Thirteenth Regt. Virginia Vol. Infty.
Col. W. R. BROWN,
Commanding Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry.