At Atchison, the Kansas Relief Committee reports on its efforts to aid the drought-stricken territory

The Kansas Relief Committee reported from Atchison that it now had distributed 157,700 pounds of supplies to twenty-one counties in the territory.  Kansas was in the grip of a nine-month drought that threatened to depopulate large sections as farmers pulled up stakes.  Relief supplies and cash had flowed in from around the country; more than 200,000 pounds of wheat, corn, and beans had been received in just the preceding week.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
"The Kansas Relief Committee Report," New York Herald, December 29, 1860, p. 7.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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