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  Letter, Fred. Law Olmsted to [Edward Everett] Hale
Author: Olmsted, Frederick Law
Date: January 10, 1857

Frederick Law Olmsted, travel writer and landscape architect, wrote from New York City to Edward Everett Hale, a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company's Executive Committee. Olmsted commented that he had heard rumors that the more zealous antislavery supporters in Kansas were targeting west Texas as the focus of future free soil activity. Olmsted, in an expression of free soil and free labor ideology, expressed his support for such a plan. He declared that surrounding the slave states with free territory would lead to the ultimate decline of slavery.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: New England Emigrant Aid Company Collection, #624, Box 2, Folder 1
Item Number: 101322              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Antislavery perspective; Free labor; Free soil; Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909; Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903; Texas

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