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Samuel F. Tappan of Lawrence, Kansas Territory, writes this letter to Reverend Thomas W. Higginson, informing him that the last letter he received from Higginson was lost in the Kansas River while Tappan was crossing it on horseback. Tappan also tells Higginson that he has been elected secretary of the Leavenworth constitutional convention meeting that month. He discusses in detail the turn out of the votes concerning negro suffrage and women's suffrage and describes the joyful reaction to the defeat of a Senate bill. According to Tappan, the border warfare has ceased and "it is almost impossible to excite a war spirit in Kanzas," further stating that "we rely wholly upon numbers now, and not upon Sharp's rifles." He expresses interest in having more women emigrate to Kansas, writing that "the fact is, women are scarce in Kansas and unmarried men numerous."

Creator: Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913
Date: April 7, 1858

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Item Number: 90780
Call Number: Thomas W. Higginson Coll. #380 Box 1 Folder 7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90780

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