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J. F. Tallant wrote from Burlington, Iowa to Eli Thayer in Worcester, Massachusetts, seeking Thayer's endorsement of a plan to build a railroad across southern Iowa from Burlington, on the Mississippi River, to a point on the Missouri River. He observed that the federal government recently passed an Iowa land bill donating alternate sections of land to four railroad routes from the Mississippi River to the Missouri River. Tallant maintained that the proposed southern Iowa route would provide an easier route to Kansas for antislavery supporters.

Creator: Tallant, J. F.
Date: July 15, 1856

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Item Number: 3569
Call Number: Eli Thayer Coll. #519 Box 1 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3569

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