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  Letter, James [Griffing] to My Beloved Augusta [Goodrich]
Author: Griffing, James Sayre
Date: September 2, 1854

James Griffing wrote from Indianapolis, Indiana to his fiancee J. Augusta Goodrich in Owego, New York. Griffing, a Methodist minister, mentioned his plans to go to "Nebraska" and speculated that the "surplus population" in the eastern United States likely would lead to rapid settlement of the territory. Griffing expressed excitement about going to Kansas but he warned his fiancee that he would face hardships.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Sayre Griffing Collection, #364, Box 1, Folder 4
Item Number: 102818              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Emigration and immigration; Griffing, James Sayre; Griffing, Jemima Augusta (Goodrich); Indianapolis, Indiana; Methodists; Religion; Westward expansion
 
 

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