Vermont Governor Fletcher D. Procter of Montpelier writes Kansas Governor Edward W. Hoch of Topeka concerning capital punishment. Procter wants to know if Kansas laws have effectively abolished capital punishment, and if so, what effect this has had on crime in the state. While executions by state authority were legal in Kansas from 1861-1907, the Legislature imposed tighter regulations on death sentences with Senate Bill 18 (1872). The act provided the time of execution to be ordered by the governor. Kansas governors between 1872-1907 refused to issue execution orders, as required by law, effectively banning state authorized executions during that period. See Governor Hoch to Governor Procter, October 31, 1906.
Creator: Procter, Fletcher D.
Date: October 22, 1906
Item Number: 208742
Call Number: Governor's Records, Hoch, Box 4 Folder 4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208742
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Hoch, Edward W.
Date - 1900s - 1906
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Crime - Murder
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Punishment - Death penalty
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Hoch, Edward Wallis
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Hoch, Edward Wallis, 1849-1925
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Other States - Vermont
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 - Progressive Era, 1900 - 1916
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters