THE KANSAS WAR.
THE history of the struggle to people Kansas with true children of New England, so as to secure its admission into the Union as a free State, cannot be told here. Mr. Parker has told it so well, that reference to his discourses is sufficient. There is room now only for a succinct account of his own efforts in this new field. From the nature of the case, his personal activity in the fresh emergency was less than in the cases of fugitive-slave hunting in his own parish. Kansas was very far off; and a press of duties kept him in Boston. But, as far as his influence went, it was at the service of the cause. His counsel was valuable, his encouragement, his generosity in giving, and his aid in collecting money.
APRIL 2, 1856.
Saw the Kansas party go off, Dr. Charles H. Sanborn at their head, -- about forty, nearly half of them women and children. There were twenty copies of "Sharp's of the People" in their hands, of the new and improved edition, and divers Colt's six-shooters also. As the bell rang for the train to move (at five and a half, Providence Railroad), they were singing, -- -
"When I can read my title clear."
One of the verses would have some meaning: -- -