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Samuel Tappan to Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow

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Creator: Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), -1913

Date: June 29, 1855

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Coll. #357 Box 1 Folder 39

Unit ID: 3613

Abstract: Samuel Tappan wrote from Barker's Mission on the Shawnee Reserve in present-day Johnson County, Kansas Territory, to Ellen Goodnow, Isaac Goodnow's wife, near Manhattan. Tappan updated Ellen on the status of some misplaced luggage, providing a good description of local shipping and travel procedures. He praised the land of Kansas, " a glorious country to try 'men's soles' (sic)". Tappan also described the recent scuffle between Governor Reeder and Benjamin Stringfellow, an incident which embodied the tension between anti and proslavery supporters.

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Title (Main title): Samuel Tappan to Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow


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