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Letter, R. J. Hinton to Gentlemen [National Kansas Committee]
Authors: Hinton, R. J.
Date: October 10, 1856
R. J. Hinton wrote this letter from Lawrence to the members of the National Kansas Committee, offering his suggestions about how to sustain the struggling settlers of Kansas. He proposed the idea of bringing the manufacturing industry into the territory as a source of employment. He also mentioned that a flour mill would be greatly appreciated by Kansans.

Keywords: Clothing and dress; Economic conditions; Emigrant aid companies; Emigration and immigration; Flour mills; Free state cause; Free state settlers; Guns; Hinton, Richard Josiah; House furnishings; Manufacturing; National Kansas Committee; Relief; Settlement; Sewing machines; Steam power; Weapons (see also Guns)

Letter, Elias Clark to S. N. Wood
Authors: Clark, Elias
Date: May 4, 1860
Perhaps in response to a question about an advertisement for agents, Elias Clark of St. Louis explained that a prospective agent could buy a machine for $35 retail and test it out before trying to represent the product to others. But he was confident in the "Raymond Double Threaded Family Sewing Machine" and it had been getting good reports from agents in Illinois. Clark's letter to Wood was written on the back of printed "rules for agents" and additional information about the sewing machine business.

Keywords: Clark, Elias; Commercial agents; Sewing machines; St. Louis, Missouri; Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)


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