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Abandonment of Mattie Marion by Husband

Abandonment of Mattie Marion by Husband
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1913-1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the abandonment of Mattie Marion by her husband. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is Mattie Marion being abandoned by her husband after moving to Missouri for him to return to Kansas, procedures to take her husband to court in Kinsley to support her and their child, and the role of the County and General Attorney and Governor in domestic cases. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Appointments  Miscellaneous [sic]

Appointments Miscellaneous [sic]
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
These letters, spanning 1863 to 1864, are from government officials and other individuals to Kansas Governor Thomas Carney regarding appointments to government offices. The correspondents wrote asking Carney for an appointment to government positions including Probate Judge, Judicial District Judge, director of the State Penitentiary, immigration agent, and any available positions. There are some signed petitions among the letters for the appointment of individuals.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1887
These letters, spanning 1887, are from the Attorney General, S. B. Bradford, to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include laws, declaring new cities and counties, warrants, land, census, probate judge, and elections. There are also official signed petitions.


August 1887

August 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: August 1887
These letters, dated August 1887, are from various individuals to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover many topics including the Board of Commissioners, requests for information and documents, pardons, railroads, societies, complaints, and probate judges. Kansas Governor John Martin succeeded G. W. Glick in 1885. By 1889, conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Cities and towns

Cities and towns
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A copy of a telegraph on June 4, 1873, from Kansas Governor Osborn, advises Major R. J. Dodge to arrest and hold prisoners that act against the civil laws until Ford County is fully organized. A letter on July 5, 1873, from Major Richard Dodge, gives an account of the disturbances in response to the murder of Taylor in Dodge City, Kansas. A letter on July 14, 1873, from M. V. Cutler, informs Governor Osborn it has been quiet in Dodge City since the murder of Taylor, he also recommends an individual for the appointment as Probate Judge for Ford County. A letter from E. A. Perry, Librarian at Cherokee, Kansas, states the library has received many donations except the Laws of Kansas and requests assistance in obtaining those laws and reports. Additional documents are petitions or correspondence to Kansas Governor Osborn concerning laws of new towns and cities, the organization of counties, and requests for the veto of the Act of the Legislature of the State of Kansas relating to cities of the first class.


Counties,  Decatur - Harper

Counties, Decatur - Harper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on February 12, 1877, from J. L. Peck, regards the organization of Decatur County. A letter of resignation on August 15, 1877, from W. R. Kimmins as Probate Judge of Edward County and recommends S. T. Reed for consideration. A letter on June 1, 1878, from John G. McNeal, requests Governor Anthony to appoint a Public Notary to the County of Harper. A letter on April 17, 1878, from W. R. Kirkpatrick about the organization of Harper County and requests Governor Anthony to please send a written statement. Two petitions from citizens of Harper County to Kansas Governor Anthony to appoint specific individuals as officers of their county.


Counties : Greenwood

Counties : Greenwood
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883
The letters in this file pertain to the vacancy in the office of Probate Judge for Greenwood County. The first letter is from a citizen of Kansas recommending to Kansas Governor St. John a person to fill said position. A separate letter from J. R. Phenis informs the Governor that he will likely be called upon to appoint a new Probate Judge for Greenwood County, as the current holder is suffering from a stroke, he also recommends himself for the appointment.


Counties, Kingman

Counties, Kingman
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on April 20, 1878, from W. R. Brown, states he has heard Judge Buffington, the current Probate Judge of Kingman County, is resigning and requests the appointment. A letter of resignation on April 23, 1878, from P. Buffington as Probate Judge and recommends J. H. Boss to fill the vacancy. A letter on October 28, 1877, from George Filley, informs Governor Anthony he has examined and recorded a full record of how the bonds were destroyed, some time ago, and is now anxiously awaiting his opinion. A petition from citizens of Kingman County request George E. Filley as Notary Public of their county.


Counties : Nemaha

Counties : Nemaha
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883
This file includes a letter informing Kansas Governor St. John of a vacancy in the Office of Probate Judge for the County of Nemaha, in the letter a recommendation is made for a certain person to fill said position. Another letter discusses the need to fill the position of Probate Judge and includes a petition from the citizens of the county asking for William Histed to be appointed the position of Probate Judge for Nemaha County, Kansas. Additional letters in this file inform the Governor of other vacancies and provide recommendations for certain individuals to fill those positions.


Counties : Pawnee

Counties : Pawnee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
The documents in this file pertain to matters of Probate Judge in Pawnee County, Kansas. There are many letters from people applying for the appointment of Probate Judge for Pawnee County as well as petitions and recommendations for certain persons to fill the vacancy. In addition, are remonstrates from individuals who are against certain prospects being appointed for said position of Pawnee County. Included is a thank you letter from Charles Sturdevant to Kansas Governor St. John for the position as Probate Judge for Pawnee 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, Russell and Smith

Counties, Russell and Smith
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on November 1, 1878, from Will D. Jenkins, encloses a petition signed by county officials and voters of Smith County, to appoint W. H. Nelson as Probate Judge. A letter from E. Stevens, Smith County Clerk, certifies that John C. Harlan, Probate Judge, died on October 29, 1878. A letter on October 8, 1877, from J. J. A. Dixon states the Probate Judge of Russell County has resigned and recommends A. L. Vovrhis. A letter of resignation on October 9, 1877, from George Landis as Probate Judge of Russell County.


County affairs: Allen

County affairs: Allen
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from county officials regarding Allen County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. The county officials wrote resignations from the sheriff and probate judge offices. Most individuals recommended others to fill their vacancy. Allen County was organized in 1856.


County affairs : Atchison County

County affairs : Atchison County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
A letter from Albert H. Horton July 17, 1869, notifying Kansas Governor Harvey, there is likely to be a vacancy in the Office of Probate Judge of Atchison County. Horton requests the Governor consider D. Martin for the position in the case there is a vacancy in the office.


County affairs: Chase

County affairs: Chase
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These two letters, dated April 11, 1868, are from J. B. Smith and W. R. Brown, county officials, regarding Chase County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Smith wrote resigning as probate judge and recommending A. S. Howard as his successor. Brown wrote recognizing Smith's resignation and validating Smith's choice of successor. Chase County was organized in 1859.


County affairs: Cherokee

County affairs: Cherokee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867-1868
These letters, spanning 1867 to 1868, are from Cherokee County Kansas officials and citizens regarding the county's affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. One letter requests the establishment of a county seat with a signed petition attached. The other letters, also with signed petitions, either request the removal of the current probate judge or verify a vacancy in that position, and recommend the appointment of either John D. Coulter, L. Williams, or William Little as the successor. Cherokee County was organized in 1866.


County affairs : Cherokee County

County affairs : Cherokee County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of resignation on November 16, 1869, from Amos Sanford for the Office of Probate Judge. A petition from supporters requesting Frank McDowell, a resident of Cherokee County, be assigned as Probate Judge. A petition to have C. M. Waterman selected as the Probate Judge of Cherokee County. The following documents are other petitions on behalf of certain people or from individuals recommending specific people for the appointment as Probate Judge.


County affairs: Clay

County affairs: Clay
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
This letter, dated April 15, 1868, is from Thomas Sherwood, the Chair of the Clay County Kansas Board of Commissioners, regarding the county's affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Sherwood wrote requesting the governor to appoint W. H. Fletcher as the new probate judge to replace M. H. Resline, who resigned. Clay County was organized in 1866.


County affairs: Cloud

County affairs: Cloud
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
This letter, dated September 10, 1868, is from A. A. Carnahan regarding Cloud County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Carnahan wrote requesting the governor to appoint John S. Fowler as probate judge to fill a vacancy. Cloud County was organized in 1866.


County affairs : Cloud County

County affairs : Cloud County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A petition on January 4, 1872, to have A. A. Carnahan appointed as the Probate Judge of Cloud County, Kansas, recently made vacant by the resignation of Judge John Fowler. A letter of resignation from John Fowler to Kansas Governor Harvey on April 5, 1869, for the Office of Probate. Another petition requesting the Governor appoint Samuel Doran as Probate Judge for Cloud County.


County Affairs, Comanche County

County Affairs, Comanche County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1886, are from the residents and offices of Comanche County, Kansas regarding county affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many letters discuss the organization of the county including the controversy surrounding the organization. Other letters discuss the appointment of individuals to various offices including the notary public, county clerk, county commissioners, probate judge, and the city of Coldwater as the temporary county seat. Also, a Governor's Proclamation of the official organization of Comanche County as well as the temporary county seat of Coldwater is included. Comanche County was first politically organized in 1873; however, this was fraudulently done. On February 27, 1885, the county was reorganized.


County affairs: Crawford

County affairs: Crawford
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These two letters, dated April 16, 1868 and July 30, 1868, are from Levi Hatch, probate judge, and D. W. Crouse, chair of the Crawford County Kansas Board of Commissioners, to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the county's affairs. Hatch wrote resigning as probate judge due to health and recommending D. S. McIntosh as his successor. Crouse wrote requesting a copy of the appointment of a county seat and commissioner. Crawford County was organized in 1867.


County affairs: Davis

County affairs: Davis
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from county officials regarding Davis County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Some county officials tendered their resignation as either sheriff or probate judge, while others discussed the appointment of a sheriff. Davis County was renamed to Geary County and was one of the first 33 counties organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1855.


County affairs: Dickinson

County affairs: Dickinson
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
This letter, dated May 4, 1868, is from M. Nicolay, probate judge, regarding Dickinson County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Nicolay wrote resigning as probate judge and recommending Cyrus Kilgow as his successor. Also, Nicolay attached a signed petition for the appointment of Kilgow to fill the vacancy. Dickinson County was organized in 1857.


County Affairs, Elk County

County Affairs, Elk County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning the month of June 1887, are from the residents and offices of Elk County, Kansas regarding the office of probate judge to Kansas Governor John Martin. A couple letters state the current probate judge, Nathan Davis, was charged with forgery and a certified signed petition documents the vacancy in the office of probate judge. The rest of the letters recommend candidates for the position. There is also a newspaper clipping that lists all the candidates. Many candidates received signed petitions endorsing them for probate judge. Elk County was organized on March 25, 1875 and named for the Elk River.


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