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In this brief letter Mary Elizabeth Lease, a Populist reformer who spoke out against the mistreatment of farmers, thanks Joseph Hebbard, treasurer of the Farmer's Alliance, for his help. She also asks him to do her one more favor: send some information about poverty demographics compiled by the Republicans in order to "dose them with their own medicine." Lease is apparently writing from Hiawatha, Kansas.

Creator: Lease, Mary Elizabeth, 1853-1933
Date: September 11, 1890

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This source can be grouped with other documents and visuals related to the high debts and low prices that forced some farmers into a life of poverty. It clearly demonstrates to students that the Populists opposed the Republican Party. It is also the only source related to Mary Lease that has been selected for this standard.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210802
Call Number: Miscellaneous Hebbard, Joseph C
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210802

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