Burlington is situated on the south side of the Neosho river, about thirty miles south-east of Emporia, and about sixty five miles south-west of Lawrence.  It is the county seat of Coffey County, situated about in the center.  It contains one saw and grist mill, one carding factory, and one woolen factory.  One or two words in regard to the factory I saw some of the goods manufactured in this factory, and I must say they were good, and durable.  Let every county in the State follow the example of Burlington.  Build up and support home manufactories, and we can keep our money at home.  There are also three blacksmith shops, two jewelry stores, two drug stores, several dry goods and grocery stores, two Churches, a first class hotel, and a fine district school house.  Prof. Rankin has charge of the school assisted by Mrs. Baker.  There is also one printing office and a paper issued weekly.  The editor is one of the soundest men politically we have in Southern Kansas, and is an advocate of universal suffrage.  The Burlington Patriot finds its way to the Normal School and the “normals” always gladly accept it.  May the editor and paper prosper. – W.P.A. Traveller.  The Allen County Courant, Iola, Kansas.  Saturday, January 18, 1868.  Page 2.  (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.