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Andrew Atchison to John P. St. John

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Creator: Atchison, Andrew

Date: August 22, 1881

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

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

Unit ID: 210609

Summary: In this letter, Andrew Atchison updates Kansas governor St. John on the condition of the Exoduster settlement near Dunlap, Kansas. Benjamin Singleton had established this colony in May, 1878, and according to Atchison, the black refugees (numbering around 200 families) were thriving. Another goal of Atchison?s letter was to investigate the ?practicability? of establishing a Business and Literary Academy in addition to their free public school. Atchison and some other white residents of the area had formed the Dunlap Aid Association to assist the Exodusters? efforts to obtain land and employment.

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Title (Main title): Andrew Atchison to John P. St. John


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