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James Griffing wrote from the steamboat New Lucy on the Missouri River to his fiancee, J. Augusta Goodrich, in Owego, New York. Griffing, a Methodist minister, was on his way back to New York to get married. He commented upon the concerns that Ms. Goodrich likely was experiencing as she prepared to leave her New York home to join him in Kansas Territory. Griffing tried to convince Ms. Goodrich that they would make a good home for themselves in Kansas. He also expressed the opinion that the "excitement upon the slavery question" in Kansas Territory was exaggerated, and that serious violence over the issue was unlikely.

Creator: Griffing, James S. (James Sayre), 1822-1882
Date: August 29, 1855

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Item Number: 7617
Call Number: James Sayre Griffing Coll. #364 Box 1 Folder 5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7617

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