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J. H. Kagi to his father

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Lawrence, Kansas, April 14, 1857

My Dear Father,

I arrived at Topeka one week ago last Friday night - four days from Nebraska City - and in good health and spirits. I have been in Topeka but little since, having come down here but a day or two ofton on business of importance, politically, and have remained here most of the time since and shall until next week. My particular object or business I cannot explain, as it is altogether unsafe to entrust anything of great importance to bribed P.M. spies

Lane has been all over the state with but three companions. He dined with Stringfellow at Atchison, who treated him with the greatest respect. Three State men have bought out all the proslavery towns on the Missouri river and we will soon have complete sway everywhere in Kansas. Our prospects look much more hopeful now than when I left.

Town property has risen greatly both in Topeka and Lawrence since the emmigration has reached those two places. Lots which were selling in Topeka when I went to Nebraska at 150 are now selling for upwards of 800 dollars and many could not be bought for 3,000, not being[?] for sale.

Topek will more treble in size this present summer.

The Pottawatomie lands are not yet in market. I am making an effort to ascertain their condition.

Feed is good for cattle at Osawatomie and on the Noesho and has been for three or four weeks. It is very good here now.

We are expecting the would-be Gov. Walker, the last of the week. we like his appointment well, for he connot deceive free state men with his support and his support of the bogus laws. If he attempts to execute them he will not remain with us long.

I will try to write more at lenth next time.

Most truly your obt Son,

J. H. Kagi

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