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Elizabeth Comstock to John P. St. John

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Creator: Comstock, Elizabeth

Date: June 16, 1881

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Records, St. John, Correspondence Received, Box 13 Folder 19

Unit ID: 210553

Summary: In this letter Elizabeth Comstock, a former agent of the Kansas Freedmen?s Relief Association, relates her experiences during her visit to the East coast in 1881. Comstock and some of her New York colleagues had the opportunity to speak with President James Garfield, giving him four main points to consider regarding the Exodus movement. According to her letter, Garfield was devoted to aiding black refugees. She also wrote of other matters, including how some blacks in southern Kansas were displeased about the dissolution of the Kansas Freedmen?s Relief Association; in contrast, Comstock believed the demise of this association had some positive repercussions.

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Title (Main title): Elizabeth Comstock to John P. St. John


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