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John Pillsbury

Title: Letter From a Farmer to Pillsbury
Type: Letter
Date: 1877
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: During the Grasshopper Plagues of the 1870s, many farmers wrote to the Governor for help. This is a letter from a farmer and Methodist minister whose family was suffering from the effects of the plague.
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Letter From a Farmer to Pillsbury

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Activities:

  1. What does the writer of this letter tell Governor Pillsbury to show that he has 'thought of everything' to get himself out of this situation on his own?



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  2. What is Pillsbury's response to this letter?



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  3. Where did the money sent to the man's wife come from?



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  4. What does Pillsbury's response to this letter tell us about him?



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