September 9, 1863,
Governor Thomas Carney and Mayor D. R. Anthony to Major-General John M. Schofield
LEAVENWORTH, KANS., September 9, 1863.
Major Gen JOHN M. SCHOFIELD,
Commanding Department of the Missouri:
SIR: Great alarm exists in the city of Leavenworth for the safety of the lives and property of the town. Therefore we respectfully, but earnestly, ask that you cause to be stationed at or near the city of Leavenworth, six companies of cavalry and infantry, to guard against the attack of Quantrill or his band, and thereby restore confidence again in this community and in the department, to give that protection that the citizens of the city have a right to expect.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Governor of Kansas.
D. R. ANTHONY,
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