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Transcription of a letter from the Amos Adams Lawrence Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society. Samuel Pomeroy wrote from a settlement, which would come to be called Lawrence, in Kansas Territory, to Amos A. Lawrence in Massachusetts. Lawrence was an investor who sponsored the emigrant group who would settle the town of Lawrence. Pomeroy reported that Charles Robinson had been elected President of the Lawrence Association, the first governing body of the town. He was enthusiastic about the abundance of timber resources in the area, which, once secured from the Indians, would make for a good business enterprise. Emigrants were arriving in droves, filling the hotels and increasing demand for land claims. Though he remained positive, Pomeroy warned "Don't make yourselves believe that the slave holders have given up Kansas!" and anticipated a political battle during the upcoming Territorial Legislature election.

Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 22, 1854

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Item Number: 3666
Call Number: History University of Kansas #651 Box 1 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3666

Business and Industry - Lodging - Hotels
Collections - Manuscript - History
Community Life - Town development
Community Life - Town development - Town companies
Date - 1854-1860 - 1854
Environment - Natural resources - Timber
Environment - Plants - Trees
Government and Politics - Elections
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - Land
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Free Soil
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Robinson, Charles
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Elections
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Home and Family - Daily life - Health and Hygiene
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Transcript
People - American Indians - Indian lands
People - Notable Kansans - Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
People - Notable Kansans - Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
People - Notable People - Lawrence, Amos A., 1814-1886
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Other States - Massachusetts
Places - Other States - Missouri - Jackson County - Kansas City
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Transcript

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