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  Letter, R. A. Randlett to Ely Thayer
Author: Randlett, Reuben A.
Date: February 25, 1860

With regard to clothing sent from New England to "the poor of Kansas in 1856," R. A. Randlett of Topeka sought to find out if Thayer's Emigrant Aid Company was involved and if officials had intended that the clothing be sold or given away. The clothing was sold during the summer of 1857 "on a years time," according to Randlett, and now some men were trying to collect for it.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: George L. Stearns Collection, #507
Item Number: 100484              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Massachusetts; New England Emigrant Aid Company; New Hampshire; Randlett, Reuben A.; Relief fraud; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Thayer, Eli, 1819-1899; Topeka, Kansas Territory

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