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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Dates: July 29, 1855

Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Cyrus K. Holliday wrote letters from several cities to his wife, Mary Holliday, after leaving their home at Meadville, Pennsylvania to return to business at Topeka, Kansas Territory. Once in Lawrence, K. T., he reported the political situation to his wife. Governor Andrew H. Reeder, who expected violence, and the fraudulently elected Territorial Legislature were at loggerheads. (Holliday had been elected to the Legislature in a reelection called by Governor Reeder during Holliday's absence, but the reelection results were rejected by the Legislature). Holliday also mentioned the good corn crop and warm weather and expressed his love for his wife and daughter, Lillie, born March 18.

  • Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
  • Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday