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Name National Cooperative Company, application for membership

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Image of i.1.91-94 - Letter

i.1.91-94 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from R. T. Chase from Houston, Texas. He will send in his application by October 3, and will send the money as soon as possible. He has no objection to colonization if necessary but suggested another way to accomplish the same without forming a new colony. He gives an example using 50 families. he will write Gaston at future date to give him an account ot this experiment.

Image of i.1.98 - Membership Documents

i.1.98 - Membership Documents

Application for Membership in the National Co-operative Company, of which E. B. Gaston was Secretary, for (Cannot read first name) Talmage Chase of Houston Texas.

Image of i.2.28-32 - Letter

i.2.28-32 - Letter

Letter to Ernest B. Gaston, Secretary, National Cooperative Company, Des Moines, Iowa from Ferd D. Festner, New Orleans, Louisiana. He has received paperwork from Gaston regarding the proposed colony. He has no money to join but has much experience to offer. In 1873 Jesse James robbed him of everything he had and burned his house down. He is in depair and feels he and family will starve if he does not find employment.. He feels his Socialist principles are reason for not finding good employment.

Image of i.2.52 - Letter

i.2.52 - Letter

Application for Membership to The National Co-operative Company from Thomas Edward Fogarty of Moberly, MO dated October 17, 1890.