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A. H. Reeder to Franklin Crane

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Easton, Pa Sept. 1 1858
Dear Sir
I write in great haste to say that last evening I recd a letter from Guilford Dudley Esq calling on me for $10.38 Taxes on my Topeka lots and this morning I mail a reply for him enclosing a draft for the amount His letter is mailed along with this and as he says that the taxes must be paid by the 15. Sept I write you this note to guard any miscarriage of the letter to him, so that he may know I have not neglected the matter
Some time ago I had

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a letter from Topeka, asking for the donation of a lot for a church. I have not replied back because on account of more pressing business. I have delayed it from time to time, and partly because I had no information or knowledge as to the value of any of the lots.
The result of your last election has been glorious and has been the cause of great rejoicing among the friends of Kansas in the States. The next question is will the administration agree to admit you next winter with the Leavenworth Constitution. If they do not, they are as sure to be

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beat in 1860 as though it were already done. They say the Leavth. Constitution was not made according to law. I hope you will not oblige them and come to their terms by making a new one now
Yours Truly
A H Reeder.
F. L. Crane Esqr} Topeka }

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