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  Henry J. Adams, Washington, D.C. to William Hutchinson
Author: Adams, Henry J.
Date: November 14, 1860

Adams was in Washington as a special agent of Kansas Territory attempting to convince the U.S. Congress to pay claims for damages suffered by Kansas citizens during episodes of violence in the territory. Adams reported on the prospects of getting the claims paid during the upcoming session of Congress as well as on his concerns about being compensated for his lobbying efforts. He expressed particular concern that Charles Robinson intended to cheat him out of his pay. Adams also commented on Abraham Lincoln's election as president and the possible secession of Southern states in response to the election results.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: William Hutchinson Collection, # 400, Box 1, Folder 4
Item Number: 100191              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Adams, Henry J.; Claims (see Damage claims or Land claims); Damage claims; Hutchinson, William, 1823-1904; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894

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