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In this testimony, Charles E. Dewey describes how his family and others in their party traveled to Kansas Territory from Ohio. The group sought advice from S. C. Pomeroy about where to settle and, at his urging, they located on South Pottawatomie Creek, possibly in Anderson County. Dewey includes in this testimony the names and stories of people he encountered on his journey and during his early years in the territory. One particularly interesting account is the conflict between a group of Germans and Dewey's party over possession of land claims. Dewey also includes details of the difficulties for settlers in Kansas Territory during the years 1855 and 1856. He describes the experiences of the Winkly brothers who are boarding with him.

Creator: Dewey, Charles E.
Date: December 24, 1856

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Item Number: 90767
Call Number: Thaddeus Hyatt Coll. #401 Box 2 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90767

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