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  Letter, Sam Tappan to Mrs. [Ellen] Goodnow
Author: Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913
Date: June 29, 1855

Samuel Tappan wrote from Barker's Mission on the Shawnee Reserve in present-day Johnson County, Kansas Territory, to Ellen Goodnow, Isaac Goodnow's wife, near Manhattan. Tappan updated Ellen on the status of some misplaced luggage, providing a good description of local shipping and travel procedures. He praised the land of Kansas, " a glorious country to try 'men's soles' ". Tappan also described the recent scuffle between Governor Reeder and Benjamin Stringfellow, an incident which embodied the tension between anti and proslavery supporters.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #357, Box 1 Folder 39
Item Number: 102323              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Freight and freightage; Goodnow, Ellen; Kansas Territory. Legislature - Pawnee/Shawnee Mission; Landscape; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Shawnee Mission; Stringfellow, Benjamin F.; Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913
 
 

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