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  Letter, Theodore Hyatt to My good friend [W. F. M.] Arny
Author: Hyatt, Theodore
Date: March 21, 1860

Theodore Hyatt of New York wrote this letter to W. F. M. Arny, an agent of the National Kansas Committee and friend of his brother, Thaddeus Hyatt. The main focus of the letter revolved around his brother Thaddeus, who was currently involved in a struggle with the government over whether or not he would testify in court regarding his support of John Brown. Theodore wrote, "I much fear my good brother has an exaggerated conception of the importance of his position." Apparently, he felt that his brother was attempting to make himself a martyr. The letter also included a brief mention of problems with freightage to Atchison and the competition between Atchison and Leavenworth.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: Theodore Hyatt Collection, #402, Box 1, Folder 1
Item Number: 101793 Number of images: 3
Keywords: Atchison, Kansas Territory; Freight and freightage; Hyatt, Thaddeus; Hyatt, Theodore; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891; Prisons; Railroads; Russell, Majors, and Waddell

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