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From Washington, D.C., Samuel Clarke Pomeroy expresses his concern for the Wood family, who had just lost their "'House & Effect'" in a fire. But as consolation, Pomeroy informs Wood that Kansas was "going to be admitted 'into the family of States,' this season." Then, making reference to the 1856 dispersal of the Topeka free state legislature, Pomeroy writes: "I wonder if our State Legislature could not be called together at Topeka upon the 4th of July, to commemorate the day of our being 'dispersed' by the United States Soldiers!!" Although optimistic, Pomeroy concedes politics might still hold up admission, if the anti-Seward forces thought Kansas votes might influence the decision of the upcoming Chicago convention.

Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: April 17, 1860

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Samuel C. Pomeroy to Samuel N. Wood - p. 1

Item Number: 90541
Call Number: Samuel N. Wood Coll. #548
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90541

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