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An invitation to an address written by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Channing, William F.

A printed invitation issued by William F. Channing in repsonse to an address delivered by Ralph Waldo Emerson on the topic of aid to the sufferers in Kansas. This address was given at the Tremont Temple in Boston, Massachusetts, and sponsored by the Young Men's Kansas Relief Society.

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Central County Kansas Committee to the People of the county of Onondaga, New York

Hebbard, Russell

The inflamatory rhetoric of this printed circular provided an antislavery perspective of events in Kansas. It urged the residents of central New York to provide aid to Kansas settlers. It also described plans to encourage a "a large emigration into the territory" to aid free state supporters living there but to also increase the number of "legal voters" for the fall elections. The chairman of the Central County Kansas Committee was Russell Hebbard. The document listed the names of other officers and committee members.

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Report of a Trip to Kansas

Arny, W. F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881

William F. M. Arny was the general agent of the National Kansas Committee. This report describes the "wants and sufferings" of settlers in Kansas Territory. It includes references to border ruffians, land sales, and the suffering in various districts of Kansas. He requests that aid be sent to the Kansas Central Committee.

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Kansas Affairs

Daniels, Edward

Edward Daniels wrote "to the Friends of Free Kansas" from the office of the National Kansas Committee in Chicago, Illinois, on December 1, 1856. Daniels had just returned from the Kansas Territory, and presented nine "facts and suggestions" to explain how people in the East could provide support to free state settlers (including suggestions by which ministers and communities could raise necessary funds and/or provisions). Daniels believed that a large emigration of free state supporters was needed in the spring of 1857, and provided suggestions about what to take (including seed) and how to get to the Kansas Territory.

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Clothing for Kanzas

Massachusetts State Kansas Committee

This printed document includes three reports, written by Samuel Cabot of the Massachusetts State Kansas Committee, concerning the distribution of clothes and packages sent to Kansas Territory. The first report deals with how they were sent, and how they kept records of the packages. The report ends with a table listing New England communities that sent packages to Kansas. The second report also deals with shipping of packages. The third is a brief expense report.

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An appeal from Kansas!

Parrott, Marcus J., 1828-1879

This circular describes the beginnings of the Territorial Executive Committee, which was in charge of collecting relief to aid the struggling settlers of Kansas Territory during the 1860 drought. This committee met in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, on November 14, 1860, and passed several resolutions. From one hundred and one delegates were present from twenty-four Kansas counties. Out of this number, four men, including Samuel Pomeroy, were elected officers. The circular concludes with "Suggestions and Directions to those who purpose Aiding us in our Distress."

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National Kansas Committee letter

Arny, W. F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881

This printed letter is from the National Kansas Committee. Its purpose is to solicit money, supplies, and settlers for the Kansas Territory. It provides details on these efforts. Also, it mentions Colonel Buford's expedition to the territory and speculates on Southern motives.

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To the Friends of Humanity

Blake, F.N

This circular, written by F. N. Blake and William F. M. Arny, is an appeal for aid to Kansas Territory, with suggestions for specific items and shipping routes for sending food, clothing and other provisions to the settlers starving after the drought of 1860.

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Patrons of Chase County

Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)

S. N. Wood, Relief Agent for Chase County, and master of the Falls Grange subordinate chapter of the Patrons of Husbandry (Kansas State Grange), composed this circular for distribution to other subordinate granges in Chase County. The circular requests information on members' needs for farm relief. The circular demonstrates the broad, but often inadequate, network of social services provided by agricultural fraternities in the 1870s and the desperate conditions farmers faced during unfavorable economic or environmental conditions. George Wood (master of a subordinate grange in Chase County) provided his response by writing his answers in the margins.

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