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Item Number: 101925
Title: Letter, F. B. Sanborn to My dear Friend [Thomas W. Higginson]
Description: Franklin B. Sanborn, an ardent supporter of John Brown, wrote this letter in Boston to one of his associates, Thomas W. Higginson. He spoke of John Brown, who was poised on the northern border of Kansas Territory, ready to bring supplies in to relieve the free state settlers. Brown had become discouraged about the free state cause "in consequence of persons not fulfilling his expectations." Sanborn wondered if Higginson or the Worcester Committee could do something to assist Brown, especially with his financial difficulties. If the committee did not have the funds, Sanborn suggested that Higginson should seek funds from his friends and associates. In closing, Sanborn offered his support for a disunion convention.
Dates: August 28, 1857
Number of Images: 3
Call Number: Thomas W. Higginson Collection, #380, Box 1, Folder 6
Location of Original: KSHS
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