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This pamphlet, written by Daniel Foster, general agent of the New England Kansas Relief Committee, attempts to dispel any doubts about the severity of the nine-month drought in Kansas Territory. Many settlers had left Kansas Territory, and those remaining needed relief. Foster calls on people to provide aid to those in Kansas by contributing money or goods. The pamphlet lists names of people serving on a Boston committee who had met to discuss relief efforts in Kansas, including such well-known individuals as John A. Andrew, George Luther Stearns, Samuel Gridley Howe, and Thomas H. Webb.

Creator: Foster, Daniel, 1816-1864
Date: 1860

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This source would work well with other sources describing the drought of 1860, such as Thaddeus Hyatt's letter to President James Buchanan, the article in the New York Daily Tribune, and the reminiscence of Martha Valentine.

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Item Number: 90484
Call Number: Port Vault K 361 F812ap 1860
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90484

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