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  Letter, E. B. Whitman to Friend [Franklin B.] Sanborn
Author: Whitman, E. B.
Date: November 15, 1860

In this typically long letter/report to Franklin Sanborn in Boston, Whitman wrote from Lawrence on November 15, 1860, regarding the difficult situation facing Kansas settlers/farmers as another winter approached--as "the stock of old corn is exhausted and the grass fails, the prospect is dreary enough and without aid from abroad in some form to supply bread stuffs many of our people must suffer severely for want of food."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 2, Folder 7
Item Number: 102742              Number of images: 7
Keywords: Agriculture; Crops; Droughts; Free state settlers; Free state supporters; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Relief; Relief funds; Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917; Whitman, E. B.

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