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This letter, by the correspondent for the Labette County Freedmen's Relief Association in Parsons, Kansas, described the condition of black refugees in the area. Walton thanked Governor John P. St. John for his financial support, and explained how Walton had been visiting the suffering refugees and distributing aid as best he could. He also encouraged the governor to continue supporting relief efforts. St. John, in addition to his official duties as governor, was a board member of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association.

Creator: Walton, Wilmer
Date: February 7, 1881

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This document gives students a vivid firsthand account of the condition of refugees and serves as an example of how aid was dispersed. It works well with other documents related to the Exodusters once they had reached Kansas, as well as with sources relating to aid organizations.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210550
Call Number: Governor's Records, St. John, Correspondence Received, Box 13 Folder 19
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210550

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