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  Letter, Mary Holliday to My Dear Husband [Cyrus K. Holliday]
Author: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: May 29, [1856]

Mary Holliday of Meadville, Pennsylvania assured her husband, Cyrus K. Holliday in Topeka, Kansas Territory, that although she had read in northern newspapers of the May 21st sack of Lawrence, she was willing to join him. If violence relented, she and Mr. Nichols planned to leave the following week. Previous to writing, Mary sent Cyrus all their money but what she would carry while traveling. Concerning their friends in Pennsylvania, she mentioned a death, an invitation, a sickness, and a success.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday Collection, #386, Box 1, Folder 3
Item Number: 101506 Number of images: 3
Keywords: Health; Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900; Holliday, Mary; Meadville, Pennsylvania; Sack of Lawrence, May 1856; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Travel

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