Cameron on Cuban War

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war He made t good record for h!m. self in the late .ivil war Hermit Cam-gon Cam-gon ron is -n -n .ar f)f aa but is stron? Harrison." He has prepared the following letter to the Kansas conwressmen in which j ' : HUGH CAMERON, THE HERMIT. WRITES A CHARACTERISTIC LETTER LETTER "TO THE KANSAS CON- CON- GRSSMEN." Lawrence, May 23. "General" Hugh Cameron, the Kansas hermit who lives in the woods near here, wants to go to I and hearty. He calls his place "Camp he expresses his loyalty and his desire to lead men in war: Camp Ben Harrison, Douglas county, Kansas To the Kansas Senators and Representatives in Congress: Hons. W. A. Harris, Lucien Baker, Case Brod- Brod- eiick. M. S. Peters, Charles Curtis, W. D. Vincent, N. B. McCormiek, Jerry Simpson and J. D. Botkin Gentlemen: Animated by natnotic ardor, which is purely American, by the precepts and m.ple f him -w -w T'3'? in T; first in peace and first m tne hearts of y.- y.- rt-raiT rt-raiT rt-raiT faL,e mod esty,l'come to you now to say in all sincerity and reverence, that I am now ready to serve Almighty God and our poor humanity as a general in the war to free ind enfranchise the enslaved enslaved and oppr'-ssed oppr'-ssed oppr'-ssed people of Cuba, as Washington did the people of the United States in the revolutionary war, I make this tender with confidence, because because I am assured that merit will not be wholly ignored in the selection of your fighting men for this great enterprise. enterprise. My services in the late war, to perpetuate Liberty and Union, were declared declared meritorious by the president and-the and-the and-the senate of the United States and since that war I have kept myself in training for the next war, which has come abou- abou- more tardily than I expected, expected, by living most of the time in camp, avoiding the enervating and evil effects of fashionable "feed" and fine clothes. The fact that J was abused in, and banished f rmo the capitol of the United States about a year ago while in Washington Washington to attend the inauguration of our patriotic president, only strengthens my desire to serve as a general in thewar now pending, for as such I would be able to do much to deliver the oppressed oppressed people from fear and from gross and outrageous wrongs. I am gentlemen, respectfully yours in the cause of Freedom Freedom and Enfranchisement. (Signed:) HUGH CAMERON. I

Clipped from The Leavenworth Times24 May 1898, TuePage 1

The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas)24 May 1898, TuePage 1
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