A. Goddard, Esq., one of the editors of the Boston Advertiser, writes from Denver to that paper an interesting letter of which the following is an extract:

“The wealth of Kansas and Colorado has not yet begun to be estimated.Eastern Kansas, with its glorious history, its beautiful scenery, its rich and exuberant soil, and its enterprising people, is increasing in wealth and population more rapidly than any other State in the Union.Leavenworth, Lawrence, Topeka, and other towns which have a name in the history of the county, are justifying their prestige by the public spirit of their citizens and by their zeal for good works.They are all destined to be large and prosperous cities.The country around them is highly productive, and will furnish support for a large population at home, and have something left for distant markets.The fruit gathered from the fields swept by rapine and massacre even within the memory of this generation, is abundant and of the most delicious quality.”

The Leavenworth Weekly Times, Leavenworth, KS.September 22, 1870.Page 4. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.