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In this letter Governor Lyman Humphrey of Topeka (Shawnee County) responds to John Hughes of Howard (Elk County) regarding a petition requesting a special session of the legislature to provide farmers relief from mortgages. The Farmer's Alliance and Labor's Union of America of Kansas produced and sponsored the petition. Mr. Hughes sent the first of such petitions to the Governor. The Alliance later cited the Governor's response to this petition in a circular it distributed with the petition forms. See Electors of Chautauqua County to Governor Lyman Humphrey, December 20, 1889-[n.d.], 1890.

Creator: Humphrey, Lyman Underwood, 1844-1915
Date: December 11, 1889

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This source can be used within discussions of why farmers were discontented and began organizing into Farmer's Alliances.

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Item Number: 207969
Call Number: Governor's Records--Humphrey--Letterpress books, No. 91
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207969

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