From E.F. Slaughter to Eliza Colgan

Title: From E.F. Slaughter to Eliza Colgan
Creator: E.F. Slaughter
Description: On October 7, 1864, E.F. Slaughter writes from Hickmans Mill, Missouri to Mrs. Eliza Colgan. Slaughter says that prices for goods are rising and "farmers can't keep up with the merchant." He reports that the railroad is complete "from Independence to Kansas City and next spring will be run through to St. Louis…If we only had peace we might enjoy the sight of such improvements." He also mentions that "there was a great revival of religion in the army."
Date original: October 7, 1864
Owning organization: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Colgan and Bruner Families Papers, Box 1
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum at: 500 W. US Hwy. 24., Independence, MO 64050, Phone: (816) 268-8200, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
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