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F.A. Hunt to William Barnes

F.A. Hunt to William Barnes
Date: April 18, 1857
F. A. Hunt, owner of a steamboat and land agent company, wrote from Wyandotte to William Barnes, secretary of the New York State Kansas Committee. Hunt promoted Wyandotte as a destination for potential emigrants to Kansas Territory.


George Washington Deitzler to Bradford R. Wood

George Washington Deitzler to Bradford R. Wood
Creator: Deitzler, George Washington, 1826-1884
Date: April 7, 1856
Deitzler, writing from Lawrence, offered recommendations to Wood, a New York State Kansas Committee representative, on the best emigration route to Kansas. Deitzler suggested that New York emigrants consider settling on Shawnee Reserve land in Kansas as soon as it was opened to settlement. He also requested monetary aid from the New York State Kansas Committee for free state settlers already in Kansas.


I. L. Wilde to C. P. Williams

I. L. Wilde to C. P. Williams
Creator: Wilde, Isaac L.
Date: May 12, 1856
Isaac L. Wilde, writing from New York City, described to C. P. Williams, chairman of the New York State Kansas Committee, the difficulties he was experiencing in recruiting individuals to emigrate to Kansas.


Jonathan Finch to William Barnes

Jonathan Finch to William Barnes
Date: April 2, 1856
Finch, writing from Coveville, New York, to William Barnes, secretary of the New York Kansas Committee, expresses his desire to settle in Kansas to take part in the "struggle for Liberty." Finch indicates that participation in the antislavery cause was his primary reason for his interest in emigrating to Kansas.


Nelson Rusk to William Barnes

Nelson Rusk to William Barnes
Creator: Rusk, Nelson
Date: April 26, 1856
Nelson Rusk, writing from Kansas City, Missouri, described for William Barnes, secretary of the New York State Kansas Committee, some of the difficulties he experienced during his journey to Kansas with a party of settlers from New York. Rusk also offered his opinion that the New York party would fail in its effort to establish a cohesive colony in Kansas due to ineffective leadership and selfishness among the settlers.


New York State Kansas Aid Society

New York State Kansas Aid Society
Creator: Shurtleff, A. Havington
Date: 1857
The circular describes the procedures for emigrating to Kansas with a company sponsored by the New York State Kansas Aid Society. The group plans to locate near Council City (name changed to Burlingame).


Noah Cameron to Bradford R. Wood

Noah Cameron to Bradford R. Wood
Creator: Cameron, Noah
Date: April 30, 1856
Noah Cameron, writing from Lawrence, expressed his views on the economic prospects for persons interested in migrating to Kansas. He advised Bradford Wood, a New York State Kansas Committee representative, to emphasize the economic opportunities in Kansas while also being realistic about the hardships that settlers would face in Kansas.


Platt Potter to C. P. Williams, H. H. Van Dyck, B. R. Wood, Deodalus Wright

Platt Potter to C. P. Williams, H. H. Van Dyck, B. R. Wood, Deodalus Wright
Date: March 12, 1856
Potter, writing from Schenectedy, New York, expresses his antislavery opinions to members of the New York State Kansas Committee. He is critical of the Franklin Pierce administration's handling of the Kansas issue. Potter believes that antislavery settlers in Kansas should defend themselves against proslavery violence in Kansas.


Three steamboats on the Kansas River

Three steamboats on the Kansas River
Date: 1857
F. A. Hunt & Co., steamboat and land agents, advertised steamboat travel on the Kansas River between Wyandott and Manhattan.


William Hutchinson to A. H. Shurtleff

William Hutchinson to A. H. Shurtleff
Date: ca. 1856
William Hutchinson, secretary of the Kansas Central Committee, wrote from Lawrence to A. Havington Shurtleff, agent for the New York State Kansas Committee. Hutchinson was responding to Shutleff's request for an assessment of the efforts to send emigrant parties and relief to Kansas Territory. Overall, Hutchinson offered a fairly negative view of the efforts of the eastern emigrant aid societies to send relief and emigrants to the territory.


Wyandott City, the gateway into Kansas Territory

Wyandott City, the gateway into Kansas Territory
Date: 1857
F. A. Hunt & Co., steamboat and land agents, promoted Wyandott City as a destination for potential emigrants to Kansas Territory.


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