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  Letter, John Vansickle to Dear Father and Mother
Author: Vansickle, John H.
Date: July 11, 1858

John Vansickle wrote from Bourbon County to his Father and Mother outside Kansas Territory. Vansickle spoke of a recent trip to Iowa, though it was short because he was anxious to return home. He added that grain crops in the area were doing the best he had ever seen. Vansickle also told his parents of his marriage three days earlier to Martha Stevenson, and invited them both for a visit, as the current climate of "perfect peas" [sic, peace] made the journey a safer one.

Location of Original: KU         Call Number: RH MS P170 A.4
Item Number: 101823              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Bourbon County, Kansas Territory; Crops; Daily life; Farmers; Marriage; Vansickle, John H.

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