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Maria Felt wrote this letter to Reverend Thomas W. Higginson, She describes her journey from Clinton, Massachusetts, to Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Apparently, she was emigrating to Kansas Territory in order to teach school. Felt and her party traveled by train until they reached Alton, Illinois, where they took a steamer along the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri. From there, they traveled to Jefferson City, Missouri, and finally reached Leavenworth, Kansas Territory. They then traveled to Lawrence by stagecoach and Indian canoe. Once she had arrived in Lawrence, which she described as a pretty town, she became acquainted with James Redpath, R. J. Hinton, Samuel Tappan, and George Stearns. She also called upon Ephraim Nute, but she dislikes both him and his wife, writing that they "sat up like two icicles." This letter appears to have been edited at some later date.

Creator: Felt, Maria
Date: June 25, 1858

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Item Number: 90783
Call Number: Thomas W. Higginson Coll. #380 Box 1 Folder 7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90783

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