The rejoicing of the free-state men over this not too brilliant victory was short-lived.
This election had been called by the free-state men to be held October 9th.
Osawatomie was sacked and burned, Leavenworth invaded and plundered, and free-state men were killed.
The Chairman then asked who commanded the free-state men at Lawrence.
But popular sentiment was also overwhelmingly against it; he estimated that the voters were for a free-state more than two to one.
There was no violence and no contest; the free-state men had no separate candidate.
Fired by this success, the leaders of the free-state army planned to capture Lawrence.
It was evident that he was unaware that this was unjust to the "free-state" men.
They were afraid that they would not be allowed to organize their "free-state" government, created by the Topeka constitution.
The "free-state" men were not yet, however, ready to trust the Governor.