Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

John E. Stewart to Thaddeus Hyatt - Page
Text Version

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at KSHS.reference@ks.gov or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

John E. Stewart wrote from Wakarusa, Kansas to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee, describing his work on the underground railroad. This letter detailed the inclement weather and difficulties he encountered as he helped slaves to escape from Missouri, as well as his procedure for locating the slaves and hiding them in his wagon. Stewart sought to gain assistance from Hyatt, mainly in the form of provisions and horses. He also needed advice about what to do with the escaped slaves to ensure that they were not captured and sold again into slavery.

Creator: Stewart, John E
Date: December 20, 1859

Bookbag Text Version Share Print

John E. Stewart to Thaddeus Hyatt - p. 1John E. Stewart to Thaddeus Hyatt - p. 2

John E. Stewart to Thaddeus Hyatt - p. 1

Item Number: 2540
Call Number: Thaddeus Hyatt Coll. #401 Box 1 Folder 7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2540

Copyright © 2007-2020 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.