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Israel K. Brown collection

Israel K. Brown collection
Date: January 1, 1870
The United States Government presented this patent to Israel K. Brown for 160 acres of land he purchased in Southeast Kansas on November 15, 1869. This was the first land patent presented by the General Land Office for the Cherokee Neutral Lands in Kansas. A newspaper clipping published several years after Brown's death that describes the land transfer is also included.


Lands, Cherokee Neutral

Lands, Cherokee Neutral
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: July -December 1869
The documents in this file pertain to various matters concerning Cherokee Neutral Lands in the State of Kansas, not all of them discussed in this note. A letter on July 29, 1869, informs Kansas Governor Harvey a mass meeting was held on the Cherokee Neutral Lands and requests the withdrawal of the Federal Troops stationed there. A letter on July 24, 1869, from Kansas Governor Harvey, informs Colonel K. Coates, he believes the Sheriff of Bourbon County can secure a party large enough to keep the peace, and if unable to then it is the Sheriff's responsibility to ask for military aid. A petition from the Mayor and council of Baxter Spring notifies the Governor of a secret society called Land League, who are driving off settlers.


Lands, Cherokee Neutral

Lands, Cherokee Neutral
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1870 - 1872
A letter on January 10, 1870, from G. T. Weaver, writes to Kansas Governor Harvey about the seat of the Kansas Representative-Elect from Cherokee County and recommends Amos Sanford. A letter from Sheriff of Cherokee County, Joshua S. Vincent, informs the Governor there is no need to have troops stationed on the neutral lands and requests the troops withdrawn from their county. A letter on October 7, 1870, from Secretary of War, William W. Belknap, encloses a certified copy of Governor Harvey's letter of May 24, 1869, requesting troops be sent to the Cherokee Neutral Lands to preserve the peace. Further documents pertain to other various matters related to the Cherokee Neutral Lands in Kansas.


Military affairs : federal

Military affairs : federal
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873, 1874, 1876
A letter from Brigadier Major General, John Pope, on February 11, 1873, informs the governor that he had a recent order from the president to withdraw the U.S. troops from the Cherokee neutral lands. A letter on April 9, 1873, states General Pope has ordered a camp of two companies of cavalry to the west and south of Wichita, with the instruction to scout in that vicinity and along the southern line of Kansas during the Summer. A telegraph asking Governor Osborn to apply to the Secretary of War for ammunition for the State Militia.


United States versus A. E. Blythe and Dr. J. Taylor for horse stealing

United States versus A. E. Blythe and Dr. J. Taylor for horse stealing
Date: August 19, 1858 - September 1, 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. A. E. Blythe and Dr. J. Taylor for grand larceny. Blythe and Taylor were accused of stealing a horse from Lewis Moggrie, a member of the Osage tribe, on July 20, 1858 in the Cherokee Neutral Lands, located in the southeast corner of the Kansas Territory. The documents include an affidavit from Marcus De Lafayette Shamblin, testifying to the defendants' guilt. Shamblin later reported that he was threatened at gunpoint by associates of Blythe after giving his testimony. Taylor was arrested on August 25, 1858. (See item 444795 for more information)


United States versus A. E. Blythe for horse stealing

United States versus A. E. Blythe for horse stealing
Date: August 19 - 21, 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. A. E. Blythe for horse stealing. Blythe was accused of stealing a horse from an unknown party on July 21, 1858 in the Cherokee Neutral lands, an area in the southeast corner of the Kansas Territory. An arrest warrant for Blythe was issued on August 21, 1858 by Judge Joseph Williams of the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Third District. (See item 444794 for more information)


United States versus David Downing for harboring a horse thief

United States versus David Downing for harboring a horse thief
Date: 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States versus David Downing. Downing was accused of harboring horse thief A. E. Blythe on July 1, 1858 within the Cherokee Neutral Lands, present-day Crawford and Cherokee counties, in the Kansas Territory. According to witness Lafayette Shamblin, Downing hid Blythe in a thicket near the Spring River. Downing was arrested on August 26, 1858.


United States versus George Cain, Harrison Tanksley for grand larceny

United States versus George Cain, Harrison Tanksley for grand larceny
Date: 1859
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. George Cain and Harrison Tanksley for grand larceny. In an affidavit sworn before Commissioner Benjamin Brantley, J. C. Hinkley accuses Cain and Tanksley of stealing a steer from Noah Titus on July 20, 1859 in the Cherokee Neutral Lands in the southeast corner of the Kansas Territory. Cain and Harrison were released on bond August 6, 1859.


United States versus George Cardwell for larceny

United States versus George Cardwell for larceny
Date: September 29, 1859
This arrest warrant was issued for George Cardwell on September 29, 1859 by the Third District Court in Fort Scott, Kansas Territory. The warrant states Gabriel J. Endicott accuses Cardwell of larceny. Cardwell was arrested by U. S. Marshal Philip J. Colby on September 29, 1859.


United States versus James Conley for larceny

United States versus James Conley for larceny
Date: 1860
These legal documents, including a warrant, bail bond, and indictment, relate to the case of the United States vs. James Conley for larceny. Conley was accused of stealing a yoke of oxen from John E. Short on September 1, 1858 in the Cherokee Neutral Lands. He was indicted during the May term of 1860 by the Third Judicial District Court. The Cherokee Neutral lands were located in the southeast corner of Kansas in present-day Cherokee and Crawford counties.


United States versus James H. Carr for introducing liquor Indians

United States versus James H. Carr for introducing liquor Indians
Date: October 1858 - December 20, 1859
This indictment and arrest warrant relate to the case of the United States vs. James H. Carr. Carr was accused of introducing whiskey into "Indian Country" in McGee County, Kansas Territory at various times between July 1, 1858 and early September 1858. Carr was indicted during the October term of 1858 by the Third District Court. McGee County was located in present-day Crawford and Cherokee counties and was part of the Cherokee Neutral Land. Alcohol was prohibited on Native American land from 1832-1953.


United States versus John J. Baxter for selling liquor to Indians

United States versus John J. Baxter for selling liquor to Indians
Date: crime June to October 1857; indictment October 1858
These legal documents, filed from 1858 to 1859, relate to the case of the United States vs. John J. Baxter for selling liquor to Indians. Baxter was accused of selling whiskey to members of the Cherokee tribe between June and October of 1857 in McGee County, Kansas Territory. Baxter was indicted in October of 1858 by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Third District. The majority of the Cherokee Nation was forcibly relocated to Oklahoma from 1838-1839, resulting in thousands of deaths. They were given 800,000 acres in the southeast corner of Kansas, but few Cherokee settled there. Pages 20 and 21 list Thomas Baxter as defendant. Thomas is included on several subpoenas ordering him to testify in the case of John J. Baxter. Documents additionally list T. R. Roberts as a defendant along with J. J. Baxter for Baxter's forfeigted recognizance, or bail. (See item 444760 for related documents)


United States versus John J. Baxter for selling liquor to Indians

United States versus John J. Baxter for selling liquor to Indians
Date: crime June to October 1857; indictment October 1858
These legal documents, filed from 1858 to 1859, relate to the case of the United States vs. John J. Baxter for selling liquor to Indians. Baxter was accused of selling whiskey to members of the Cherokee tribe between June and October of 1857 in McGee County, Kansas Territory. Baxter was indicted in October of 1858 by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Third District. The majority of the Cherokee Nation was forcibly relocated to Oklahoma from 1838-1839, resulting in thousands of deaths. They were given 800,000 acres in the southeast corner of Kansas, but few Cherokee settled there. (See item 444759 for related documents)


United States versus Levi Cox for stolen property on Indian land

United States versus Levi Cox for stolen property on Indian land
Date: September 4, 1858
This affidavit was sworn by James Goddard on September 4, 1858. In the affidavit, Goddard provides testimony regarding the theft of horses from Lewis Mogray (Moggrie/Mogria) by Levi Cox in July of 1858 in the Cherokee Neutral Lands in southeast Kansas Territory. Mogray was a member of the Osage Tribe. Goddard states he has no knowledge of the crime. (see item #444913 for more information)


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