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  Letter, John E. Stewart to My Dear Sir [Thaddeus Hyatt]
Author: Stewart, John E.
Date: December 20, 1859

John E. Stewart wrote from Wakarusa, Kansas to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee, describing his work on the underground railroad. This letter detailed the inclement weather and difficulties he encountered as he helped slaves to escape from Missouri, as well as his procedure for locating the slaves and hiding them in his wagon. Stewart sought to gain assistance from Hyatt, mainly in the form of provisions and horses. He also needed advice about what to do with the escaped slaves to ensure that they were not captured and sold again into slavery.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Thaddeus Hyatt Collection, #401, Box 1, Folder 7
Item Number: 101487              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Abolitionists; African Americans; Fugitive slaves; Guns; Horses; Iowa; Missouri; Nebraska Territory; Relief; Slaves; Stewart, John E.; Underground railroad; Weapons (see also Guns)
 
 

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