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G. B. Woodford to Governor John Martin

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Creator: Woodward, C.B.

Date: April 1, 1886

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office , Martin, Correspondence, Box 29, Folder 6.

Unit ID: 211992

Summary: In this letter, the local authorities of Labette County, Kansas, plead with Kansas governor John Martin for militia support to preserve order in Parsons during the railroad strike of 1886. In February 1885, railroad shop workers walked off the job because of a cut in pay and reduced hours of work. Governor Martin was able to negotiate a settlement to the strike but problems continued throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.

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Title (Main title): G. B. Woodford to Governor John Martin

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