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Letter and constitution

 File — Box: WSC001, Folder: W 0135.01

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This constitution and letter is related to The American Land Settlement Company, a New York-based company which sold plots of land to settlers moving to the Kansas territory.

The company's constitution outlines the company's intent to purchase 240 acres of land in the Kansas territory and form a county, providing settlers with support to create a municipal government and a community infrastructure. The constitution is signed by G. W. Brown, a company agent, and dated 1854.

The letter, written by company agent Theodore Dwight, is dated June 11, 1855, and describes a trip taken by Dwight to visit relatives in Newtown, Kansas.


  • 1855-06-11

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From the Collection: 0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266