From Edward Fitch to Dear Mother

Title: From Edward Fitch to Dear Mother
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Creator: Edward Fitch
Description: Edward Fitch writes a letter to his mother in August or September of 1854, just before leaving his home in Hopkinton, Massachusetts to move to Kansas. He says that he met a man who, upon finding out that Fitch was emigrating to Kansas, told him that he “ought to have a straight Jacket On.” He also discusses his finances and purchasing supplies for his trip.
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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.
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