Dec. 24? 1894
Hon. E. N. Morrill Governor elect
My dear Sir
I take the liberty of addressing you in regard to a matter of great importance to the people of our County. Our crops for the past two years have been a total failure, and the same condition exists except in a few localities in this portion of the State, and one third if not half of our farmers will not be able to put in a crop next Spring, unless seed is furnished them. The only practicable way I see
for them to obtain seed grain is for the state to furnish in the same manner as was done in 1891.
And in behalf of the Republicans of Sheridan Co. I would ask that you urge on our Legislature the necessity of a liberal appropriation to furnish seed to the destitute farmers of western Kansas, and the Bill should be passed at an early day so that the farmers could have their seed wheat to sow in March. We tried to call a special election to vote relief Bonds under the Law of 1875 but our Populist Co. Attorney
published his opinion that the law was unconstitutional and in fact all the leading Populists opposed it as they always do any practical measure so we had to give it up. And as a last resort call on the State to assist us. And we would like to see our Republican members united in passing an appropriation. It would do more to build up our party in this section at present than any bill they could pass as it would show our people that for any practicable relief or reform they must look to the Republican party.
Hoping these sugestions will meet your approval
I am yours
C. C. Evans
Ch. Sheridan Co. Rep. Central Com.