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Hiram Hill wrote from a steamboat en route to Kansas Territory to his brother. Hill reported no major trouble on the journey until he had reached St. Louis and discovered that there had been a "run on the Missouri Bank" : no Eastern money was available, and businesses were not accepting paper money. Hill seemed to attribute this money shortage to a recent rush of emigration, and thought the situation would improve in the winter, though at the moment in Lawrence and Quindaro things were at a standstill since no one could withdraw money.

Creator: Hill, Hiram, 1804-
Date: October 16, 1857

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Item Number: 3208
Call Number: Hiram Hill Coll. #382 Box 1 Folder 6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3208

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