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  Letter, Salmon Brown to Dear Father [John Brown]
Author: Brown, Salmon
Date: June 22, 1855

From Osawatomie, son Salmon Brown wrote his to John Brown who had stopped in Rockford, Illinois, on his journey to Kansas Territory, where he was expected "before fall." Along with references to the provisions and clothing that might be needed, and the crops of corn, beans, turnips, and squash they expected to harvest, Salmon wrote "There are slaves owned within three miles of us."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 1, Folder 15
Item Number: 102505              Number of images: 1
Keywords: African Americans; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Brown, Salmon; Crops; Free state settlers; Osawatomie, Kansas Territory; Rockford, Illinois; Slaves; Slaves in Kansas Territory
 
 

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