Wisconsin Emigration to Kansas
- The Southern stake in Kansas (From De
- Ross party journey on the Jim Lane trail
to Kansas (from Glen Noble, John Brown and
the Jim Lane Trail, Purcells, Inc., 1977)
- When slavery went out of politics
(from Scribner's Magazine, v. 17, January-June, 1895)
- Conditions in Kansas (from
John Sherman, Recollections of Forty Years in the
House, Senate and Cabinet, An Autobiography, Volume I, 1895)
- The Northern stake in Kansas (from
The Kansas Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1860)
Wisconsin to Kansas
Aid Society 
On April 22, the Milwaukee Seninel announced a report by Edward Daniels
on the Kansas Emigrant Aid Society and his proposal to form a party
to emigrate to Kansas.
Party Leaves Milwaukee 
On May 21 the Sentinel announced that an emigrant party of fifty people
had departed for Kansas.
- Oakfield Emigrants
vs. Milwaukee Emigrants 
The Democratic Republican Sentinel of Beaver
Dam contrasts an emigrant party of "true" settlers leaving
from Oakfield and bound for Kansas with the heavily armed emigrants
from Milwaukee sponsored by the Wisconsin Kansas Aid society.
of the Friends of Kansas 
Edward Daniels addressed a gathering in Beaver Dam on June 27, 1856,
in support of the movement to make Kansas a free state. Following the
address, a motion was made to form a Kansas Aid Society.
- A Dodge County
Man in the Hands of the Ruffians 
In June, 1856, Alexander Voorhees of Burnett and a company of emigrants
to Kansas organized by Edward Daniels were refused a landing at Leavenworth
by an armed guard of border ruffians.
Emigrants Arrested 
Edward Daniels reported in a letter home published in the Republican
Beaver Dam paper on October 30 that he had been stopped while entering
Kansas and had a shipment of rifles confiscated by U. S. troops. Although
he argued that the rifles were purely for the use of settlers in providing
food for their families, the rifles were not returned.