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Edmund A. Whitman and Albert D. Searl established an Emigrants' Intelligence Office in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. They stressed the importance of finding out information about the country before making a decision about acquiring land in a particular area. This printed letter outlines several issues to be considered, and also presents a series of twenty-two questions that they recommend be answered when considering where to settle. While a few of the questions relate to the slave versus free state controversy, most are general concerns to be considered in selecting a place to live. Whitman and Searl produced at least one early Kansas map.

Creator: Whitman and Searl
Date: May 8, 1856

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Item Number: 90791
Call Number: Port Vault K 917.81 Wh592l 1856
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90791

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