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  Letter, Andrew J. Mead to Friend [John A.] Halderman
Author: Mead, Andrew J.
Date: March 14, 1859

In a letter marked "Confidential" and dated March 14, 1859, Andrew J. Mead of Manhattan wrote to enlist Halderman in his (Mead's) effort to get Russell, Majors, & Waddell to use a new Blue River ferry at Manhattan called Johnstons ferry when they began hauling freight over the "Great Central Route via Smoky Hill" to the gold mines. Mead was "deeply interested" in this ferry and wished to negotiate a contract with the freighters for its use.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John A. Halderman Collection, #370, Box 1
Item Number: 100292              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Blue River, Kansas Territory; Ferries; Freight and freightage; Halderman, John Adams; Johnstons Ferry, Kansas Territory; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Mead, Andrew J.; Pikes Peak gold rush; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Russell, Majors, and Waddell; Smoky Hill Trail, Kansas Territory; Transportation
 
 

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