From Edward Fitch to Dear Parents

Title: From Edward Fitch to Dear Parents
Creator: Edward Fitch
Description: Edward Fitch of Lawrence, Kansas writes a letter on August 25, 1856 to his parents, who live in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Edward argues that Hopkinton, his hometown, should pay him for his contributions to the Free State cause in Kansas. He adds that a lot of his neighbors also need financial help and don’t have enough food or clothing. He writes that he recently attended the funeral of Captain Shombre, who was fatally wounded at the Battle of Fort Titus, and mentions that Major David S. Hoyt was killed the same week in an attack at Washington Creek.
Date original: August 25, 1856
Organizations: Free State Party
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Edward and Sarah Fitch Letters
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Watkins Community Museum of History at: 1047 Massachusetts St., Lawrence KS 66044, Phone: (785) 841-4109, E-mail: info@watkinsmuseum.org Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Watkins Community Museum of History. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Watkins Community Museum of History.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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