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  Letter, Nelson Rusk to Wm. Barnes
Author: Rusk, Nelson
Date: July 13, 1856

Nelson Rusk, writing from Topeka, described for William Barnes, secretary of the New York State Kansas Committee, economic conditions and political events in Kansas. Rusk commented on the high cost of living and described in negative terms Col. Edwin V. Sumner's dispersal of the free state legislature on July 4, 1856.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: William Barnes Collection, #269, Box 2, Folder 7
Item Number: 100483              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Barnes, William, 1824-1913; Cost and standard of living; Economic conditions; Free state legislature; Prices; Rusk, Nelson; Sumner, Edwin Vose, 1835-1912; Topeka, Kansas Territory

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