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Governor John Martin to Colonel A. B. Campbell

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Creator: Martin, John A., 1839-1889

Date: April 14, 1886

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Martin, Correspondence Received, Box 29, Folder 6

Unit ID: 211915

Summary: In this letter, Kansas Governor John Martin is asking Colonel Campbell to travel to Parsons, Kansas, to determine if military support is necessary to control unrest related to the railroad strike. Governor Martin has been sympathetic with the strikers and urges the Colonel to find a peaceful settlement. In February 1885, railroad shop workers walked off the job because of a cut in pay and reduced hours of work. Governor Martin was able to negotiate a settlement to the strike but problems continued throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.

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Title (Main title): Governor John Martin to Colonel A. B. Campbell


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