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August 1886

August 1886
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: August 1886
These letters, dated August 1886, are from various individuals to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover many topics including requests for information and documents, pensions, resignations, reports, farming, soldiers/soldiers home, publications/newspapers, electric light, republican convention, jail and convicts, immigration, and political matters.


August 1888

August 1888
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: August 1888
These letters, dated August 1888, are from various individuals to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover many topics including publications/newspapers, salaries, bills/No Man's Land laws, livestock issues, geological matters, schools, political matters, railroads, companies, and resignations. Kansas Governor John Martin succeeded G. W. Glick in 1885. By 1889, conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Commissioners of deeds

Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from government officials, out of state officials, and other individuals regarding the Commissioners of Deeds to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about re-appointments, resignations, recommendations, and applications to the commissioner positions.


Commissioners of deeds

Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These letters, spanning 1868, are from government officials, out of state officials, and other individuals regarding the Commissioners of Deeds to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about re-appointments, resignations, recommendations, and applications to the commissioner positions.


Counties : Davis

Counties : Davis
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1881-1882
This folder on Counties, Davis comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor St. John Papers. The documents included in this folder encompass a letter of resignation to Kansas Governor St. John for the position as Coroner of Junction City, Kansas a section of Davis County on March 19th. In addition is a notice of vacancy in the office of Coroner for Davis County and a recommendation for a certain person to fill said vacancy.


Counties : Dickinson

Counties : Dickinson
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1880
This file includes letters of resignation for the offices of Coroner and County Surveyor for Dickinson County, and petitions to appoint certain individuals as Coroner of Dickinson County which includes signatures of supporters. A letter from the Clerk of Dickinson County recommends a certain person for the appointment as Coroner of Dickinson County.


Counties : Edwards

Counties : Edwards
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1880
This file includes several letters to Kansas Governor St. John relating to the Office of Probate Judge of Edwards County. Many of the letters are from individuals either applying or recommending certain persons for the position of Probate Judge for Edwards County. Accompanying these letters, is a resignation letter from the current Probate Judge of Edwards County, in this letter he explains why he is resigning and recommends a successor to fill the position.


Counties : Jewell

Counties : Jewell
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883
The documents in this file contain petitions to have Miles W. George appointed as Sheriff of Jewell County. There is a letter informing Kansas Governor St. John the current Sheriff of Jewel County will be handing in his resignation soon. Other letters are from citizens of Jewel County either supporting or protesting against having Miles W. George being appointed as Sheriff of Jewel County.


Counties : Russell

Counties : Russell
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879
The letters in this file pertain to the vacancy in the office of Probate Judge for Russell County. There is a letter of resignation from the present Probate Judge, and in his letter, he recommends a successor for the position. A separate letter from A. J. Dixon writes to the Governor to apply for the appointment as Probate Judge. Accompanying the letter is a petition from supporters for A. J. Dixon as Russell County Probate Judge.


Counties : Washington

Counties : Washington
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1881
A letter on August 22, 1881 from G. B. Vroom writing to Kansas Governor St. John to tender his resignation as Surveyor of Washington County. In the letter Vroom offers a recommendation of a person to fill his position.


County Affairs, Ellsworth County

County Affairs, Ellsworth County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
This letter, dated November 2, 1886, is from the Ellsworth County, Kansas probate judge, J. C. Howard, regarding his resignation to Kansas Governor John Martin. Howard explains that his resignation is due to health. The letter includes a certification letter with signed names stating the vacancy and successor, George Seegmiller. Ellsworth County was organized on August 24, 1867 and named for Lieutenant Allen Ellsworth of the 7th Iowa Cavalry who established Fort Ellsworth in 1864.


County Affairs, Franklin County

County Affairs, Franklin County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning the month of January 1887, are from the Franklin County, Kansas District Court, surveyor, and attorney regarding the county surveyor to Kansas Governor John Martin. A. C. Titus, the county surveyor, wrote to turn in his resignation. The county attorney, John D. Deford, made the resignation official, opening a vacancy. The District Court made a recommendation of A. M. Baum as the successor. Franklin County was one of the first 33 counties organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1855.


Deaf and Dumb Asylum

Deaf and Dumb Asylum
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875
A letter on November 13, 1875, from Secretary of the Board of Trustees, John Francis, states he was notified that W. B. Craig has resigned as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, and asks Governor Osborn to insert the name of the new member.


Dental Examiners, State Board of

Dental Examiners, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890-1891


Judicial District, 29th

Judicial District, 29th
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1893
A letter from the acting 29th Judicial District Judge, O. L. Miller, informs Kansas Governor Humphrey he is tendering his resignation. A separate letter from H. L. Alden accepts the Governor's offer to serve as the Judge of the 29th District in the State of Kansas.


Justices of the peace

Justices of the peace
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The following documents pertain to matters related to Justices of the Peace in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file. A letter on January 2, 1878, from W. E. Cox acknowledges his appointment as Justice of the Peace of Wellington township, Sumner County. A report from a meeting held by the Board of County Commissioners held on January 8, 1878, states a petition signed by T. Caldwell and ninety-two voters in Neosho township was presented to the Board for the establishment of an additional Justice of the Peace. A letter on February 28, 1878, from T. N. Watts, encloses a letter of resignation of John A. Hankerman as Justice of the Peace of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.


Justices of the peace

Justices of the peace
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These letters, spanning 1868, are from county officials regarding the Justices of the Peace to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. The county officials wrote either to resign from, apply for, or recommend individuals, with signed petitions, the Justice of the Peace position.


Justices of the peace : Allen, Anderson counties

Justices of the peace : Allen, Anderson counties
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter on October 4, 1869, from W. H. Emmert, tenders his resignation to attend to personal business matters. A letter from Emmerts' brother recommends Captain A. S. Coffin to fill the vacancy in the office of Justice of the Peace for Humboldt, Kansas. A petition, May 4, 1869, asking that Kansas Governor Harvey appoint William H. Emmert as Justice of the Peace of Allen County. A petition to have Milton Mills appointed as Justice of Peace of Anderson County.


Military and National Guard

Military and National Guard
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1888-1890
Many of the letters in the file are from individuals writing to Kansas Governor Humphrey to recommend Dr. Roberts as the General Surgeon of the military. Other letters are from individuals inquiring if there are any vacancies on the military staff. Further written communication are of resignations as well as candidates applying for positions within the military or National Guard.


Political "triple play" resignations and oaths of office

Political "triple play" resignations and oaths of office
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: 1956-1958
This item contains the resignations of Fred Hall and William A. Smith and the oaths of office for John McCuish, Fred Hall, and George Docking. These records are part of what is known as the political "triple play" involving Kansas Governor Hall, Lieutenant Governor John B. McCuish, and William Smith, the Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. Incumbent Governor Hall was defeated in the 1956 Republican primary by Warren Shaw, who lost in the general election to George Docking. Then Chief Justice Smith resigned from the Supreme Court due to ill health on December 31, Hall quickly resigned as governor on January 3, 1957, and Lieutenant Governor McCuish became governor for the next eleven days. McCuish immediately appointed Hall to the newly vacated Supreme Court seat. While perfectly legal, this sequence of actions was considered by many to be highly unethical. In response to the "triple play," the 1957 Kansas legislature passed a resolution for a constitutional amendment concerning the way judges were appointed. The amendment was passed in the 1958 general election.


Resignations

Resignations
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1870
The documents in this file pertain to resignations of positions in the State of Kansas. A letter, January 1, 1869, from T. C. Sears resigns his position as the director of the penitentiary. A letter of resignation from G. W. Veale as agent of the sale of state lands is dated February 10, 1869. A letter on February 13, 1870, from W. S. Moorhouse, resigns his position as Adjutant General of the State of Kansas. Additional letters were received from a regent of the State Agricultural College and the state Attorney General.


Supreme court commissioners

Supreme court commissioners
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1890
The records in this file pertain to resignations and appointments of Supreme Court Commissioners of Kansas. The first two documents to Kansas Governor Humphrey are resignation letters from J. Blelogston. The following documents are letters from specific individuals acknowledging their appointment as Supreme Court Commissioners.


Treasurer, state

Treasurer, state
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
The documents in this file mostly relate to Internal Revenue Warrants on the Assistant Treasurer of the United States at St. Louis, Missouri. Internal Revenue Warrants are periodic reports which provide details on the sale of warrants, this can include, for example, how the sale prices were determined. The documents include a letter of resignation of J. W. Hamilton for the position as State Treasurer.


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