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

James Griffing wrote from Indianapolis, Indiana to his fiancee J. Augusta Goodrich in Owego, New York. Griffing, a Methodist minister, discussed his plans to go to "Nebraska." He stated that there had been reports of Indian depredations in Kansas Territory, and commented that "encroachments" of whites upon Indian lands would lead either to greater violence or to the Indians disappearing "noiselessly before the consuming avarice of the white man."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Sayre Griffing Collection, #364, Box 1, Folder 4
Item Number: 102819              Number of images: 4
Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Emigration and immigration; Griffing, James Sayre; Griffing, Jemima Augusta (Goodrich); Indian raids; Indianapolis, Indiana; Native Americans

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