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Immigration : Negro exodus

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)

Date: April 1879

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor?s Office, Governor John Pierce St. John, Correspondence Files, Correspondence Received, Subject Files, Box 13 Folder 20

Unit ID: 455867

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Title (Main title): Immigration : Negro exodus

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Pierce St. John (1879-1883). Governor John Pierce St. John correspondence received. Subject files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: This file includes several letters to Kansas Governor St. John regarding the emigration of African Americans into the State of Kansas. One letter comes from an individual named Cain Sartain, he inquires if there is a State Board of Emigration in Kansas, he also asks about schools, right of franchise, and if life and property is safe. There is a letter from A. N. Moyer of Wyandotte county who writes to Kansas Governor St. John of his concerns regarding the recent increase in African Americans in their city, one topic of concern is a possibility of a disease outbreak. Many of the topics in these letters focus on the settlement of African Americans in the State of Kansas.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. St. John, John Administration.