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  Letter, J. [John] W. Whitfield to My Dear Sir [J. A. Halderman]
Author: Whitfield, John W. (Wilkins), ca. 1826-1879
Date: February 25, 1855

John W. Whitfield was a proslave man from Tennessee who would subsequently move to Texas to fight for the Confederacy. He was a congressional delegate for Kansas Territory when he wrote this letter to J. A. Halderman from Washington, D.C., regarding pending legislation "regulating town sites." It had been difficult to build a consensus for this law, but Whitfield hoped it would pass the current session.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John A. Halderman Collection, #370, Box 1
Item Number: 100267              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Halderman, John Adams; Speculation; Town sites; United States. Congress; Washington, D.C.; Whitfield, John W. (John Wilkins), ca. 1826-1879
 
 

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