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Anonymous to Samuel C. Pomeroy

Anonymous to Samuel C. Pomeroy
Date: May 14, 1855
The author of this lengthy letter chose not to sign his name but offers his observations about Kansas affairs "which may or may not be of service to you." In essence, the correspondent offers a free stater's perspective--not an abolitionist one--on the "modus operandi" of the pro-slave party for Kansas Territory. Slavery, or the slave system, means "despotism" to this individual, and he believes "pro slavery men will use every means" to control the territory, which would soon go to free state "if the contest were a fair and even one." The author declares it critical that Americans elect a president in 1856 who would "do right, a man who loves the Union the whole Union as it is . . . ."


Atchison land sale between Samuel Pomeroy and Theodore Hyatt

Atchison land sale between Samuel Pomeroy and Theodore Hyatt
Date: June 29, 1857
"This agreement made this 29th day of June 1857 Between Samuel C. Pomeroy of the City of Atchison Kansas Territory. . .and Theodore Hyatt of the City of New York" addresses the sale of certain portions of city lots in Atchison and other land to the latter, as well as "one half of said Pomeroy's interest in the Squatter Sovereign," etc. Pomeroy received several thousand dollars in this exchange.


John M. S. Williams to Theodore Hyatt

John M. S. Williams to Theodore Hyatt
Creator: Williams, J.M.S
Date: November 22, 1859
Williams, an official of the Emigrant Aid Company, writes to Theodore Hyatt of New York from the offices of Glidden & Williams (California Packet Office) in Boston, regarding the payment of "$2500 for some lots . . ." which was to cover a note Williams had accepted from S. C. Pomeroy. Williams also comments on Kansas Territory politics: "I have been trying to raise $1000, to help Mr. Pomeroy in the Election (December 6?), his chance for the U S Senate, being very good; but he needs a little pecuniary assistance . . ." Pomeroy's election is declared critical because "he will have great influence on the course of the future Rail Road in Kansas . . . ."


Pre-emption certificate issued to Jack H. Martin for land in Atchison County

Pre-emption certificate issued to Jack H. Martin for land in Atchison County
Creator: United States. General Land Office
Date: November 10, 1859
The U.S. government's Kickapoo land office, over President James Buchanan's signature, issued this printed "Pre-emption Certificate" to Jack Martin on November 10, 1859, for 180 acres in Atchison County, Kansas Territory.


Quit-claim deed for Samuel Pomeroy for property in Lawrence, Kansas Territory

Quit-claim deed for Samuel Pomeroy for property in Lawrence, Kansas Territory
Creator: Trustees of the Town Site of Lawrence: Samuel S. Snyder, Joel Grover, et.al.,
Date: June 2, 1855
This 1855 quit-claim deed and bond documents Samuel C. Pomeroy's purchase of property in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, including lots on Vermont, Tennessee, Rhode Island, and several other streets, from the trustees of the town site of Lawrence, comprised of Samuel S. Snyder, Joel Grover, John P. Wood, William H. R. Lykins, and George W. Hutchinson. Note that S. N. Wood's name is printed on the document, but crossed out by hand and George Hutchinson's name is written in its place.


Report of Senator S.C. Pomeroy of a ten day trip West from Waterville, Kansas

Report of Senator S.C. Pomeroy of a ten day trip West from Waterville, Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 5, 1870
Senator Pomeroy travels west through Kansas, to explore areas of the state discussed for possible expansion of the Central Branch of the railroad. In this report he describes the Waconda Springs or "Great Spirit Spring."


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: August 17, 1857
In this letter written to his business partner Thaddeus Hyatt from Atchison, Kansas Territory, Pomeroy covers a wide range of subjects. He describes issues having to do with the "grading" of lots on the levee owned by Theodore Hyatt and also matters pertaining to railroad subscriptions and German immigration to Atchison.


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: August 6, 1857
Samuel C. Pomeroy again reports to Thaddeus Hyatt from Atchison, Kansas Territory, regarding various issues having to do with their investments in that town. "The Rail Road matter," which went "well," has led Pomeroy to make tentative plans, it seems, to found a town across the river from Atchison to tie to the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad from land he already owned. "If the Rail Road can be put through next season, we can sell [Atchison] lots enough to make such sinners as we are rich as sinners ought to be."


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: May 18, 1857
This brief letter from Samuel Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee, was written on May 18, 1857, from Boston, Massachusetts. Among other business matters, Pomeroy reports that the two men now own "one half of the 'Squatter Sovereign' (Stringfellows organ)" and "[Robert] McBratney of Ohio owns the other half--We have hoisted a Free State Flag!"


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: March 10, 1858
On "Kaw Valley Bank" letterhead, Pomeroy writes regarding the establishment of the bank in Atchison, Kansas Territory, of which Pomeroy is president. The letter appears to be to Pomeroy's business partner, Thaddeus Hyatt, as he makes reference to New York City, which Pomeroy jokingly says is "too far from Kansas to make much of a town."


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: February 14, 1859
Responding to Hyatt's letter of February 2, 1859, in which he seems to have authorized the sale of the "Lightfoot," Pomeroy discusses that potential deal and others, regarding the growth and development of Atchison, Kansas Territory. Pomeroy also discusses making loans at up to 10 percent per month, informs Hyatt that "the Cars run through to St. Jo. To day for the first time," and paints a very optimistic picture of Atchison's prosperity and future prospects. The letter is signed, "Your 'fat belly' friend . . ."


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: January 17, 1859
In this letter from Atchison, Kansas Territory, Pomeroy updates his business partner on the progress of Missouri's railroads, which were about completed to St. Joseph. Pomeroy proposes that they "put the Lightfoot [a river steamship owned by Hyatt] upon this River to run from Atchison to St. Joseph daily -- in connection with the cars." He says a fare of $2.50 could be charged for a "pleasant trip of not more than 3 hours down -- and 5 or 6 hours up."


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: July 24, 1857
Writing from Atchison, Kansas Territory, Samuel Pomeroy reports to Hyatt on matters to do with land investments and/or transactions in Atchison, Quindaro, and elsewhere. He also comments on the progress of their railroad project and General Calhoun's interest in the same.


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: March 6, 1858
This letter from Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt was written from the Planters House hotel in Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, on March 6, 1858 (not 1859, as marked), and deals with a variety of subjects, financial and political. Pomeroy began with comments on banking, property, and railroad promotion, and ends with observations about Kansas politics and the Lecompton Constitution, which he believed was finished. "Kansas is as sure to freedom as Plymouth Rock." Even if the proslave constitution passed Congress, all it would do is re-ignite the forces of freedom: "Kansas is safe to the free state party. So don't spend any more time, strength or money about it. The victory is won! . . .The millennium for the free labor interests of the Country will begin in 1860!"


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