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The chairman of the Sheridan County Republican Central Committee, C. C. Evans, of Allison (Decatur County), writes Governor Edmund Morrill to inform him of the desperate circumstances facing farmers in western Kansas and to ask the state to furnish seed grain to the farmers. Several years of drought and low crop yields left many farmers without sufficient seed grain for the next season's crops. Evans asks the governor to rally Republican legislators to quickly pass an appropriation for farm relief. The letter claims that Populists have thwarted local efforts to address the problem and that effective actions by Republicans at this time would attract more people in western Kansas to the Republican Party.

Creator: Evans, C. C.
Date: December 24, 1894

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This source illustrates the dire situation of farmers in western Kansas, provides a critique of Populist efforts, and elaborates on the politically contentious relationship between the Populists and the Republicans.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 207950
Call Number: Governor's Records, Morrill, Correspondence Received, Box 7, Folder 17
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207950

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