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  Letter, Charles Sumner to My Dear _______
Author: Sumner, Charles , 1811-1874
Date: March 24, 1856

Addressed from the "Senate Chamber," Washington, D.C., this brief note appeared to be a letter of introduction for Mark W. Delahay from Charles Sumner, the famed Republican, abolitionist senator from Massachusetts. Interestingly, since the federal government never recognized the elections held under the Topeka Constitution, the senator introduced "Col. Delahay" as a "member of Congress elect from the state of Kansas."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Delahay Family Collection, #326
Item Number: 100454              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Delahay, Mark W.; Massachusetts; Republican Party (U.S.: 1854- ); Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Topeka Constitution; United States. Congress. Senate; Washington, D.C.

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