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This circular describes the beginnings of the Territorial Executive Committee, which was in charge of collecting relief to aid the struggling settlers of Kansas Territory during the 1860 drought. This committee met in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, on November 14, 1860, and passed several resolutions. From one hundred and one delegates were present from twenty-four Kansas counties. Out of this number, four men, including Samuel Pomeroy, were elected officers. The circular concludes with "Suggestions and Directions to those who purpose Aiding us in our Distress."

Creator: Parrott, Marcus J., 1828-1879
Date: December 14, 1860

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Item Number: 90380
Call Number: Port Vault K 361 P249a 1860
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90380

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