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S. H. B. Schoonmaker to Governor John P. St. John

Dates: May 17, 1879

Creator: Shoonmaker, S. H. B.

S. H. B. Shoonmaker of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, wrote this letter to Governor St. John on behalf of the black residents of his parish (county). He asked the governor a number of specific questions, including how these black emigrants could obtain land, where they should settle, and whether there were relief organizations that could assist the refugees. In addition to his service as governor, St. John also served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Freedmen?s Relief Association.

  • S. H. B. Schoonmaker to Governor John P. St. John
  • S. H. B. Schoonmaker to Governor John P. St. John
S. H. B. Schoonmaker to Governor John P. St. John