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Auditor's Office

Auditor's Office
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are receipts for land from the Auditors Office to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The last letter is from Kansas Governor G. W. Glick to the Auditor's Office asking for tax statements to answer a letter from E. J. James of Philadelphia. The land receipts involved Indemnity lands and Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad lands.


John Brown, statement on the Battle of Osawatomie

John Brown, statement on the Battle of Osawatomie
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: September 7, 1856
Eight days after the Battle of Osawatomie, John Brown gave this detailed account of the fighting between abolitionist and pro-slavery forces. Brown's son Frederick was killed early in the battle. As Brown recounted, approaching enemy scouts led by a "pro-Slavery preacher named White shot my son dead in the road while he supposed them to be friends." Though vastly outnumbered, Brown's men succeeded in inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, by his count "31 or 32 killed; and from 40 to 50 wounded." They were nevertheless unable to prevent pro-slavery forces from looting and burning the town of Osawatomie.


Kansas Day Club records

Kansas Day Club records
Creator: Kansas Day Club
Date: 1900-1910
These records include vouchers, receipts, statements, menus, a mailing list, and related items from the first years of the Kansas Day Club.


Statement of fees allowed in confiscation cases and statements of emolument returns

Statement of fees allowed in confiscation cases and statements of emolument returns
Date: 1861-1866
The first document details the settlement of a court case from the Second District Court of the Territory of Kansas decided in November 1860. Emery was successful in getting a judgment against the Delaware Town Company of Lawrence, which resulted in his acquiring property in Leavenworth County. Repine was the sheriff of Leavenworth County when the land was conveyed to Emery. James Stanley Emery was born in Franklin County, Maine in 1826. Educated at Waterville College, he was admitted to the bar in New York in 1854. He was involved with the New England Emigrant Aid Company, coming to Kansas with the second party of immigrants, and generally in free state activities in Kansas to ensure that it became an anti-slavery state when it entered the Union. Through the following years, he worked in numerous states for the cause. Emery was a member of the Leavenworth constitutional convention and served on the Kansas Legislature in 1862 and 1863. He was a lawyer and worked as a journalist for the New York Daily Times. President Abraham Lincoln appointed Emery U.S. District Attorney for Kansas in 1864. In 1891 he was president of the Kansas State Historical Society. Emery died in Lawrence in 1899.


William Jennings Bryan quote

William Jennings Bryan quote
Creator: Hesston Corporation
Date: 1977
This quote from William Jennings Bryan, 1896, is printed on paper with the Hesston Corporation logo in the footer. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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