From Edward Fitch to Those...Who So Generously Responded to the Appeal for Help

Title: From Edward Fitch to Those...Who So Generously Responded to the Appeal for Help
Alternate title: From Edward Fitch to Those Gentlemen and Ladies Who So Generously Responded to the Appeal for Help, From the Suffering Poor in Kansas
Creator: Edward Fitch
Description: Edward Fitch writes a letter from Lawrence, Kansas to the people in his hometown of Hopkinton, Massachusetts on December 17, 1856. He thanks them for responding to his recent request for help by donating clothing to poor Kansas emigrants. He describes the people who have received their donations and the suffering they have endured. Many of them, Fitch says, have been robbed, attacked, or had their houses burned down by Border Ruffians.
Date original: December 17, 1856
Event: Wakarusa War
Person: Samuel J. Jones
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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