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  Letter, A.C. Morton to Mr. Hill
Author: Morton, Albert C.
Date: April 30, 1858

Albert Morton wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Morton reported that the arrival of two new Eastern businessmen had brought business growth to the town, including a sash and blind factory and new three-story brick building. Despite these new constructions, Morton described the atmosphere as "dull". Though it was a bad time to sell land, since money was scarce, with the recent opening of Indian lands to settlement it was an optimum time to buy land at a low price.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: Hiram Hill Collection, #382, Box 1, Folder 7
Item Number: 102228 Number of images: 3
Keywords: Business enterprises; Economic conditions; Hill, Hiram; Indian lands; Morton, Albert C.; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; Town development; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory

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