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Letter, John R. Everett to Kansas Central Committee
Author: Everett, John R.
Date: November 5, 1856

This letter, written by John Everett from Osawatomie, described the wounds suffered by George Cutter the day before the battle of Osawatomie. Everett and his family had cared for Mr. Cutter for about ten weeks and desired some monetary compensation for their efforts. An annotation added in 1895 by Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee, demonstrated Hyatt's annoyance that this letter presented a $60 bill for services rendered. There is also another annotation from 1895 referring to Hyatt's travels in Kansas Territory.

Keywords: Border disputes and warfare; Border ruffians; Brown, Frederick; Cutter, George; Everett, John R.; Free state militia; Herald of Freedom; Hyatt, Thaddeus; Kansas Central Committee; Medicine; Money; Osawatomie, Battle of; Osawatomie, Kansas Territory; Sears, W. A.; Violence; Wattles, Augustus; Wounds and injuries

Receipt, Surgical Attendance
Author: Robinson, John W.
Date: October 26, 1859

This receipt documented payment received by John W. Robinson of Manhattan, Kansas Territory, for "surgical attendance & adjusting fracture on adopted daughter [of Isaac Goodnow]." Goodnow was charged $16.00 for the doctor's services.

Keywords: Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Medicine; Receipts; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Robinson, John W.

Letter, A. Venard, MD to Thaddeus Hyatt
Author: Venard, A.
Date: October 3, 1860

This letter is from A. Venard, a medical doctor from Pleasant Grove, Kansas Territory who wrote to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. The letter dealt with the sickness and disease that plagued the settlers along the Verdigris River in southeast Kansas. Dr. Venard had worked diligently to aid the settlers, even using funds from his own pocket to purchase medicine, but he requested that the committee give him 100 dollars worth of drugs. Attached to this letter is an itemized listing of the drugs that he would like to be purchased with those funds.

Keywords: Diseases; Health; Hyatt, Thaddeus; Medicine; National Kansas Committee; Relief; Sickness (see Illness); Vegetables; Venard, A.

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