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Frederick Law Olmstead, a New York free state fundraiser and landscape architect, wrote to James B. Abbott, informing him of his recent trouble securing contributions enough to purchase substantial amounts of weapons. Olmstead repeated to Abbott advice he had received from a veteran military officer, who suggested that "M's" [muskets] would serve the militia forces well enough for general use, with "S's" [Sharp's rifles] reserved for "special service." Thus, Olmstead concluded, he would send Abbott either "M's" or an "H" [howitzer, a type of cannon].

Creator: Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Date: October 4, 1855

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Item Number: 6930
Call Number: James Abbott Coll. #252 Box 2 Folder 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 6930

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