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  Letter, Amos A. Lawrence to My Dear Sir [John Brown]
Author: Lawrence, Amos Adams
Date: March 20, 1857

While John Brown was touring the East in March of 1857 he received this letter from Amos Lawrence, Boston, who informed Brown that he (Lawrence) had recently "sent to Kansas near $14,000 to establish a fund" for the support of common and secondary schools. As a result, Lawrence wrote he was short of cash and could not give Brown what he had requested. Nevertheless, "in case anything shd occur while you are engaged in a great & good to shorten yr life, you may be assured that yr wife and children shall be cared for more liberally than you now propose."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 1, Folder 21
Item Number: 102599              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Brown, John, 1800-1859; Brown, Mary Ann Day, 1816-1884; Education; Free state cause; Free state supporters; Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886

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