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This letter was written by John B. Dunning, a member of the Massachusetts Company which had been operating in the Kansas Territory, to Reverend Thomas W. Higginson, a prominent Northern abolitionist and agent for the Massachusetts Kansas Aid Committee. Dunning informs Higginson that it is no longer safe for them to remain in Kansas Territory, so they have temporarily relocated to Nebraska City, Nebraska. Furthermore, he adamantly asserts that "we want no further aid from Massachusetts through the hands of Martin Stowell." He asks that, in the future, all aid come through some other source, such as A. A. Jamerson. Martin Stowell, in a letter November 19, 1856, to Reverend Higginson, describes a Mr. Dunning as continually asking Stowell for whiskey money.

Creator: Dunning, John
Date: October 30, 1856

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Item Number: 90703
Call Number: Thomas W. Higginson Coll. #380 Box 1 Folder 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90703

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