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Robert S. Stevens, a Democratic attorney who had a variety of financial interests in Kansas during the 1850s and 1860s, writes this letter to Samuel N. Wood from Washington, D.C. Stevens seems to be lobbying for a number of concessions for himself and Kansas Territory. Specifically, Stevens writes of mail routes and "grants for R Rr" [railroads], which would not be forthcoming because of the Republicans who "care[d] nothing about us [Kansas] except so far as political capital can be made." Much of the letter is a condemnation of the Republican Party, which Stevens describes as holding up Kansas admission so the delay could be used against the Democrats. The final page addresses government action, or inaction, with regard to Indian treaties and land.

Creator: Stevens, Robert S.
Date: April 2, 1860

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Item Number: 90355
Call Number: Samuel N. Wood Coll. #548
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90355

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