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In this letter, Mayor A. E. Gillett of Bartlett, Kansas, writes to Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen, of Topeka, asking his assistance in getting a car load of coal for the schools. Following a series of coal strikes in southeast Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state securing and operating the coal mines for a period of time. Coal operations were delayed following seizure of the minefields. Volunteers were called in to complete mine operations after miners refused to return to work. The court appointed "receivers" to oversee all coal deliveries and payments during this period.

Creator: Gillett, A.E.
Date: December 19, 1919

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Item Number: 212296
Call Number: Governor's Papers, Allen, Correspondence--Subject File, Coal Matters, Box 7 Folder Governor H. J. Allen
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212296

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