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  Letter, F. [Francis] M. Serenbetz to E. E. [Edward Everett] Hale
Author: Serenbetz, Francis M.
Date: March 14, 1857

Francis M. Serenbetz, a German immigrant and minister, wrote from Hartford, Connecticut to Edward Everett Hale, a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company's Executive Committee. Serenbetz informed Hale that he planned to lead a group of about a dozen families of fellow Germans to Kansas to establish a "christian community." Attached to the letter is an agreement, dated February 8, 1857, outlining the communal labor and property arrangements for the proposed Kansas settlement.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: New England Emigrant Aid Company Collection, #624, Box 2, Folder 1
Item Number: 101336              Number of images: 6
Keywords: Collective settlement; Emigrant aid companies; Emigration and immigration; Ethnic groups; Germans; Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909; Hartford, Connecticut; New England Emigrant Aid Company; Religion; Religious communities; Serenbetz, Francis M.

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