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  Letter, W. A. Phillips to S. N. Wood
Author: Phillips, William A. (William Addison), 1824-1893
Date: January 29, 1860

William A. Phillips was snow bound in Salina and wrote to encourage Wood to look after Salina's interests in the legislature. He was especially concerned about the potential effort by men from Junction City to promote their town at the expense of Salina, through the acquisition of "special legislative privileges." Phillips specifically mentioned the development of the "Pikes Peak road"--"I would rather nothing was done with any Pikes Peak road, or stage route this way, unless it is to be controlled by good reliable men, and not a cabal at Junction City." He expressed concern also about legislative actions that would allow a monopoly on bridge building, railroad charters and the location of such roads, and post offices.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Samuel N. Wood Collection, #548
Item Number: 100382              Number of images: 5
Keywords: Admission, Kansas (see also Statehood); Dickinson County, Kansas Territory; Economic development; Junction City, Kansas Territory; Phillips, William A. (William Addison), 1824-1893; Pikes Peak road, Kansas Territory; Railroads; Reynolds, Robert; Salina, Kansas Territory; Saline County, Kansas Territory; Solomon, Kansas Territory; Town promotion; Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)
 
 

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