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  Letter, Hiram Hill to Dear Brother
Author: Hill, Hiram
Date: October 16, 1857

Hiram Hill wrote from a steamboat en route to Kansas Territory to his brother. Hill reported no major trouble on the journey until he had reached St. Louis and discovered that there had been a "run on the Missouri Bank" : no Eastern money was available, and businesses were not accepting paper money. Hill seemed to attribute this money shortage to a recent rush of emigration, and thought the situation would improve in the winter, though at the moment in Lawrence and Quindaro things were at a standstill since no one could withdraw money.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Hiram Hill Collection, #382, Box 1, Folder 6
Item Number: 102218              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Banks and banking; Economic conditions; Emigration and immigration; Hill, Hiram; Money; Steamboats; Travel
 
 

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