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J. Lincoln to John P. St. John

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Belvidere Boone Co Ills
Govenor St John
Dear Sir I saw a stin[XXX] appeal in the Inten Ocean for help for the Refugees in Kansas it was from Mrs Elizabeth L Comstock One of her agents in Chetopa and Oswego represented great sufering there I thought I would get up and send a barel of clothing & was a geting a long well one of my neighbors that was right from Kansas, they told him there was not sufering there that Kansas abundance to feed and cloth the Refugees that these report was a fraud Now I want to know the truth which is right I shal succeed in geting one barel but it is uphill as far as such talk growes knowing the interest you feel in those matters and a word from you would set things to rest I write you

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I want to know the truth if you could spair the time to state the facts you will obige me much
Truly yours J. Lincoln
Belvidere, Boone Co Ills

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