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This article relates the news from a Farmer's Alliance convention held earlier in January. The participants in this convention had written a petition that was presented to the Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 24, 1881. This petition addressed the greatest concerns of the Alliance, including their recommendations that the government "secure the people the free use of these public highways (railroads) upon the payment of just, uniform, and reasonable rates of toll," and that "the rate of interest be fixed at not more than 7 percent." The Farmer's Alliance movement would eventually merge with the Knight's of Labor to form the People's (Populist) Party.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: January 26, 1881

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Item Number: 210853
Call Number: K 329.84 F22, Clipp, Farmer's Alliance Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210853

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