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In this letter, James Randall of Emporia, Kansas, informed Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee, of the drought's effect on the neighboring population. Many families were destitute after the failure of the corn crop and were considering leaving their homes altogether. Randall hoped that Hyatt could send aid to the starving settlers.

Creator: Randall, James W.
Date: September 12, 1860

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This source demonstrates in clear language the struggles of settlers in Kansas during the devastating drought of 1860-1861. It could be paired with images of drought, the reminiscences of Orinda Baker and Martha Valentine, the pamphlet entitled "Kansas Sufferers!" or Hyatt's letter to President Buchanan regarding the suffering inhabitants of the state.

KS:7th:3.7:Challenges of Settlement (2005)

Item Number: 2545
Call Number: Thaddeus Hyatt Papers (Coll. 401) Box 1, Folder 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2545

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