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  Letter, Ellen [Goodnow] to Dear Sister Harriet [Goodnow]
Author: Goodnow, Ellen
Date: July 21, 1855

Ellen Goodnow, recently arrived at her homestead near Manhattan, Kansas Territory, wrote to her sister-in-law Harriet Goodnow in New England, regarding her trip West and her impressions of Kansas Territory. Ellen described her journey in a detailed but concise manner, and, in her first impressions, likened Kansas to "another garden of Eden. . .too good for bondage, or for the oppressor's rod [references to slavery]." A devout Christian woman, she also expressed her opinion that Satan held influence over the Missourians. Despite this ominous presence, Ellen still tried to convince Harriet to join them in the Territory.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #357, Box 1 Folder 40
Item Number: 102326              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Emigration and immigration; Goodnow, Ellen; Goodnow, Harriet; Railroads; Settlement; Stagecoaches; Transportation; Travel; Water transportation
 
 

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