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H. M. Hoxie, third vice-president of the Missouri Pacific Railway, wrote this letter to E. J. Twiner, secretary of the Kansas Board of Railroad Commission, in response to concerns about the transfer of coal on the railroad. Hoxie referred Twiner to an attached letter, written by the freight traffic manager, George Olds. Olds' letter stated that the transfer rates were indeed fair, because apparently the railroad had to impose high rates to deflect the high cost of these transfers. This letter was written in response to an inquiry by G.R. Anderson, dated May 21, 1883.

Creator: Hoxie, H. M.
Date: May 31, 1883

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This letter, as the response to Anderson's complaint, can be used within the classroom to discuss why Kansans were displeased with the freight rates and fares imposed by railroads. Discontentment with railroad rates was a driving force behind the organization of People's (Populist) Party.

KS:7th:4.2: Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210856
Call Number: Board of Commissioner Case Files, Box 1, Folder 9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210856

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