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J. Wilkin to J. M. Armstrong

J. Wilkin to J. M. Armstrong
Date: April 22, 1846
Letter sent to John McIntire Armstrong in Washington, D.C., from his friend, J. Wilkin in Wyandotte, Kansas. The letter was written on wrapping paper in lieu of stationary, and it urges Armstrong to help secure an appropriation bill for Indian improvement claims. A searchable, full transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Liberty Association of Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Liberty Association of Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Date: 1841-1846
An anti-slavery resolution and constitution for a Liberty Association in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. At the time, Isaac Tichenor Goodnow was a professor at the Wesleyan Seminary in Wilbraham. He brought his strong anti-slavery ideals with him when he came to Kansas in 1855 with the New England Emigrant Aid Company. Goodnow was a co-founder and the first president of Bluemont Central College in Manhattan, Kansas.


Silas Armstrong to John M. Armstrong

Silas Armstrong to John M. Armstrong
Creator: Armstrong, Silas
Date: February 18, 1846
In this letter to his brother John M. Armstrong, Silas Armstrong discusses happenings among the Wyandotts while John was in Washington City on business. In particular, Silas explains that William Walker had recently undertaken certain actions while citing the fact that John "as a delegator had not done it and probably would not do it." Silas warns John "to watch and be on your guard."


Topographic map of the road from Missouri to Oregon

Topographic map of the road from Missouri to Oregon
Creator: E. Weber & Co.
Date: 1846
Part one of an Oregon Trail map compiled by Charles Preuss and based on the field notes and journal of John C. Frémont. It is the first of seven maps bound together in a booklet and submitted to the U.S. Congress as a report. This page follows the Kansas and Little Blue rivers into present-day Nebraska. Recorded on the map are the route of the Santa Fe Trail, good places for drinking water, and locations where elk and deer are scarce. Map maker Charles Preuss worked as Frémont's assistant on the expedition, producing sketches and notes that he later used to create this series of maps.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 14, Property returns

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 14, Property returns
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1844-1849
This volume contains property returns as recorded by Thomas H. Harvey, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the property accounted for includes stationary, books, office furniture, safes, agricultural implements, blacksmith's tools, and rifles. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service. Volumes 14 and 15 are bound together.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 15, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 15, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1844-1849
This volume contains records of current accounts of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, at St. Louis, Missouri. Thomas H. Harvey held this position from 1844-1849. Expenditures are recorded for several sub-agencies, including Fort Leavenworth, Upper Missouri, Council Bluffs, Great Nemaha and Osage River, and the various Indian tribes in each region. These expenditures included salaries for blacksmiths and interpreters, annuities, and provisions. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service. Volumes 14 and 15 are bound together.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 8, Correspondence

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 8, Correspondence
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1839-1846
Correspondence received by the Central Superintendency at St. Louis, Missouri. The majority of this correspondence is sent from Indian agents, including John Dougherty, Anthony L. Davis, Congreve Jackson, Richard W. Cummins, Stephen Cooper and Joseph V. Hamilton, to the Superintendents of Indian Affairs, including George Maguire, Joshua Pilcher, and David D. Mitchell. Topics discussed include nominations for tribal blacksmiths, reports of alcohol abuse, annuities from the federal government, and funds needed to uphold provisions of various treaties, including the Treaty with the Delawares (1818) and the Treaty of Castor Hill (1832). A searchable, full-text (PDF) transcription is available under "External Links" below.


Vote the Land Free stamp

Vote the Land Free stamp
Date: between 1844 and 1848
This stamp was used by the National Reform Party to impress the phrase "Vote the Land Free" on U. S. coins in the 1840s. In 1844, the National Reform Association (NRA) was organized by George Henry Evans in New York City to lobby Congress for free homesteads in the West. By marking coins, the NRA hoped to attract recognition. The donor, Ellis Smalley was a blacksmith, political activist, and former probate judge near Council Grove. Smalley was a delegate from Plainfield, New Jersey, at the first convention held in October of 1845, and was elected Secretary of the National Reform Association. Among his duties, on May 16, 1844, Smalley and other members of the NRA signed a letter to Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, asking Smith's opinions concerning public lands. In 1848, NRA was absorbed into other political movements, like the Free Soil and Abolitionists. The efforts of the NRA led to the Homestead Act of 1862. By 1878 Smalley had moved to Kansas and was noted as a member of the City Council of Council Grove.


William Walker to John M. Armstrong

William Walker to John M. Armstrong
Creator: Walker, William
Date: May 21, 1846
In this letter to John M. Armstrong, William Walker discusses recent developments among the Wyandotts, including the coming and going of clergymen, the fate of "frost bitten boys," and negotiations between the Wyandotts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


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