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Rev. Ephraim Nute, minister of the Lawrence Unitarian Church, wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to Edward Everett Hale, a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company's Executive Committee. Nute observed that Francis Serenbetz, a German Congregational minister, and his party of thirty German immigrants were in Lawrence and getting ready to head south to establish a colony on the Neosho River that they planned to name Humboldt. Nute was not optimistic that the Serenbetz party would succeed due to their lack of financial resources. Nute commented that immigration into Kansas continued to increase and estimated that nearly 1,000 people per day entered the territory. He stated that most of the new immigrants were from Western states and "of the right kind to stay." Nute also commented on the lack of saw and grist mills in the territory and blamed the New England Emigrant Aid Company for the deficiency.

Creator: Nute, Ephraim
Date: April 28, 1857

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Item Number: 2130
Call Number: New England Emig. Aid Co. Coll. #624 Box 2 Fldr 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2130

Business and Industry - Agricultural Industries - Milling - Mills
Business and Industry - Construction - Building materials - Sawmills
Business and Industry - Retail - Millinery stores
Collections - Manuscript - New England Emigrant Aid Company
Community Life - Community services - Economic development
Community Life - Religion - Christianity - Unitarian
Community Life - Town development - Collective/Utopian communities
Community Life - Town development - Town companies - New England Emigrant Aid Company
Date - 1854-1860 - 1857
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Free Soil
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery - Abolition
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Home and Family - Activities - Religious - Church attendance
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - European Americans - Germans
People - Notable Kansans - Nute, Ephriam, 1819-1897
People - Notable People - Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
Places - Cities and towns - Humboldt
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Allen
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Other States - Massachusetts - Boston
Places - Rivers - Neosho
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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