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Authors: Armstrong, Silas
Date: December 27, 1856
Silas Armstrong wrote to his "sister", probably his sister-in-law, from Wyandotte, Kansas Territory. Armstrong told her that he was trying to locate a spot for her land grant, or "float", before the "whites" settled on it. He discussed with her investment of part of her land grant into the Wyandotte Town Company, of which Armstrong was President. Armstrong stated that he was also part of a Wyandot Nation delegation, which would be traveling to Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Armstrong, Lucy B.; Armstrong, Silas; Shawnee Indian Reserve; Wyandot Float; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory; Wyandotte, Kansas Territory
Letter, [Hiram Hill] to S. N. Simpson
Authors: Hill, Hiram
Date: December 6, 1856
Hiram Hill wrote from Williamsburgh, Massachusetts, to Samuel Simpson in Kansas Territory, complaining to him that he had not received the map and information on the newly purchased Wyandotte lands Simpson was to send him. Hill expressed a desire to purchase two or three town shares if they were not too expensive, bringing the value of his investments in Kansas to almost half of his total worth. His aim, as he expressed it, was "first to make money, secondly help the Caus [sic] of freedom". Hill also communicated his dislike for President Pierce's recent statements, and that the free state supporters lobbying in Washington were having "pretty warm work."
Keywords: Armstrong, Silas; Hill, Hiram; Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869; Real estate investment; Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894; Simpson, Samuel Newell; Town companies
Letter, Silas Armstrong to Dear Sister
Authors: Armstrong, Silas
Date: March 1, 1857
Silas Armstrong wrote again to "Sister", this time from Washington, D.C., regarding her dissatisfaction with the purchase Silas had made for her in town shares. Armstrong reassured her that he had treated the investment as if it were his own. He told her that he had tried again to locate her float in the Shawnee lands, but that her uncertainty in all this business made him afraid to continue, for fear that she become angry with him. Armstrong added that he was helping the Seneca and Wyandot delegation with their business, but feared that they too would not accomplish anything.
Keywords: Armstrong, Lucy B.; Armstrong, Silas; Indian floats; Indian lands; Shawnee Indian Reserve
Letter, unsigned [Lucy Armstrong] to Dear Gov. Roberts
Authors: Armstrong, Lucy B.
Date: April 20, 1859
Lucy Armstrong wrote to a Governor Roberts from "Linden", continuing a conversation that she had had with him in person two weeks before. Armstrong told him that the article of agreement brought to her by her brother-in-law, Silas Armstrong, led her to believe that the lands granted to her would not be whole, but separate from one another. She told him that she had not agreed to the separateness of hers, but that she would give a portion of it to the Wyandotte Town Company, of which Silas was President. However, it was later discovered that individual town shares could not be divided.
Keywords: Armstrong, Lucy B.; Armstrong, Silas; Indian lands; Indian treaties; Town companies; Town shares; Wyandotte, Kansas Territory