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Franklin B. Sanborn, an ardent supporter of abolitionist John Brown, writes this letter in Boston to one of his associates, Reverend Thomas W. Higginson, an agent of the Massachusetts Kansas Aid Committee in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sanborn writes that John Brown, who was poised on the northern border of Kansas Territory, is ready to bring supplies in to relieve the free state settlers. Brown has become discouraged about the free state cause "in consequence of persons not fulfilling his expectations." Sanborn wonders if Higginson or the Worcester Committee could do something to assist Brown, especially with his financial difficulties. If the committee did not have the funds, Sanborn suggests that Higginson should seek funds from his friends and associates. In closing, Sanborn offers his support for a disunion convention.

Creator: Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917
Date: August 28, 1857

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Item Number: 90774
Call Number: Thomas W. Higginson Coll. #380 Box 1 Folder 6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90774

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