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J.F. Tallant to Eli Thayer

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Creator: Tallant, J. F.

Date: July 15, 1856

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Eli Thayer Coll. #519 Box 1 Folder 1

Unit ID: 3569

Abstract: J. F. Tallant wrote from Burlington, Iowa to Eli Thayer in Worcester, Massachusetts, seeking Thayer's endorsement of a plan to build a railroad across southern Iowa from Burlington, on the Mississippi River, to a point on the Missouri River. He observed that the federal government recently passed an Iowa land bill donating alternate sections of land to four railroad routes from the Mississippi River to the Missouri River. Tallant maintained that the proposed southern Iowa route would provide an easier route to Kansas for antislavery supporters.

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Title (Main title): J.F. Tallant to Eli Thayer

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 102366