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Frederick Law Olmstead to James B. Abbott

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My Dear Sir
Little has been done here yet, except in the arrangements of preliminaries. To night I had a little meeting in my room, Greely, Field, Pristly, Elliott, Perkins, made out a list of names, and tomorrow one or two paid collectors will be employed to call personally with a short circular note

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to the effect that the Kansas settlers need immediate assistance and urging that liberal contributions be made, which will be taken charge of and used under their directions by their authorized agent.
I hope in a week from this to have a fund sufficient to purchase for you 100 ---

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It is thought best that the way in which the money is to be used should not be mentioned – It is for the Kansas settlers, with whom I am in correspondence to direct that, and I keep my own counsel.
Will you please write me, authorizing me to act as agent (in your place) and also on another paper, directing

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me how to use any money that may come into my hands for you, (until further orders.)
Also please write the names of your contributors in New York & the amts contributed by each.
God speed the right.
Yours Truly Fred Law Olmstead
89 Moffats Building
Sept 17
Care Dix & Edward 10 Park place

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