From Edward and Sarah Fitch to Dear Mother

Title: From Edward and Sarah Fitch to Dear Mother
Description: Edward Fitch, along with his wife Sarah, writes a letter to his mother in Massachusetts on December 8, 1861. They describe their family’s Thanksgiving celebration in Lawrence, Kansas, where they served a baked turkey and twenty-five pies. Edward goes on to criticize James Henry Lane and accuses him of stealing money. He also expresses disappointment about the removal of John Fremont from military command: “He has been grossly abused by men in high places because they thought he was getting to be more popular than they themselves were.”
Date original: December 8, 1861
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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