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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 described efforts to establish a high school in Lawrence as well as a university in Kansas Territory. He also advised Hale to pay close attention to the activities of Francis Serenbetz, a German Congregational minister who was the leader of a group of German immigrants who settled in Humboldt, Kansas Territory. In Nute's opinion, Serenbetz was an "unmitigated humbug and nuisance" who came to Kansas for self-interested reasons. Nute urged Hale to stop sending settlers to Kansas who lacked financial resources or a willingness to work to support themselves.

Creator: Nute, Ephraim
Date: August 3, 1857

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Item Number: 2136
Call Number: New England Emig. Aid Co. Coll. #624 Box 2 Fldr 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2136

Business and Industry - Services - Real estate
Collections - Manuscript - New England Emigrant Aid Company
Community Life - Religion - Christianity - Congregational
Community Life - Religion - Christianity - Unitarian
Community Life - Town development - Town companies - New England Emigrant Aid Company
Date - 1854-1860 - 1857
Education - Higher education - Institutions - Bluemont Central College
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People - European Americans - Germans
People - Notable Kansans - Nute, Ephriam, 1819-1897
People - Notable People - Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
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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Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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