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  Letter, W.F.M. Arny to Wm. Barnes
Author: Arny, W F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881
Date: October 25, 1856

Arny, general agent of the National Kansas Committee, wrote from a steamboat traveling on the Missouri River to inform William Barnes, secretary of the New York State Kansas Committee, about conditions in Kansas. Arny reported on the state of the Kansas State Central Committee, the efforts by free state supporters in Kansas to prepare for possible proslavery attacks if Buchanan won the 1856 presidential election, and the relief needs of free state settlers in Kansas.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: William Barnes Collection, #269, Box 2, Folder 11
Item Number: 100496              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Arny, W. F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881; Barnes, William, 1824-1913; Border ruffians; Food; Free state support; Geary, John White, 1819-1873; Kansas State Central Committee; National Kansas Committee; New York State Kansas Committee; Relief

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