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Attorney General's Office

Attorney General's Office
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867
These letters, spanning 1867, are from George H. Hoyt, Attorney General, and other individuals regarding the Attorney General office's general affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about passed resolutions, applications for patents, and the illegality of an election. Specifically, Reuben Middleton and J. F. Broadhead's applications were discussed.


Bounty Land Grant for Franklin Loomis Crane

Bounty Land Grant for Franklin Loomis Crane
Creator: United States. General Land Office
Date: June 1, 1860
A bounty land grant was originally issued to Oliver Brown, a private during the War of 1812. This document declares that the tract of land described has been turned over to Franklin Crane, a resident of Topeka, who most likely purchased it from the original owner. This was done in accordance with an act of Congress passed on March 3, 1855, entitled "An Act in addition to certain Acts granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States." It was signed by President James Buchanan.


July 1887

July 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: July 1887
These letters, spanning July 1887, are from individuals, organizations, companies, and state officials regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including personal matters/opinions, soldiers, military affairs, prohibition, newspaper/publication articles, legislation, criminal cases, Kansas counties, patents, railroads, and the appointment to positions. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But, all that boom and extravagance changed in his last year of office, 1888, when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


June 1885

June 1885
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: June 1885
These letters, spanning June 1885, are from individuals, companies, and state officials regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including finances, personal matters/opinions, patents, the appointment to positions, newspaper/publication articles, aid/endorsement, legislation, requesting information, and railroads. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion.


Land Office, Kickapoo, Kansas Territory, notice

Land Office, Kickapoo, Kansas Territory, notice
Creator: United States. General Land Office
Date: June 12, 1858
Issued by John W. Whitfield, land office register and former proslavery territorial delegate to Congress, on June 12, 1858, this one-page notice informed Sol Miller of a counter claim made against some preemption land in which Miller (referred to as "an adverse claimant") apparently held an interest. The notice was also signed by Daniel Woodson, receiver, who had served as the first secretary of the territory of Kansas and on several occasions in 1855 and 1856 as acting governor.


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