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Address to the Voters of Kansas

Address to the Voters of Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 25, 1867
The numerous authors of this pamphlet (Republicans) support the constitutional amendments to approve voting rights for blacks, for women, and to restrict voting rights to "loyal persons." They offer arguments for their position as well as criticizing the Democratic Party in Kansas for their opposition to these amendments. Forty five men signed the document, which was the result of a meeting in Lawrence. The following signed the document S. C. Pomeroy, Atchison; E. G. Ross, Lawrence; S. J. Crawford, Topeka; N. Green, Manhattan; Chas. Robinson, Lawrence; Geo T. Anthony, Leavenworth; Lewis Bodwell, Topeka; R. B. Taylor, editor Wyandotte Gazette; J. P. Root, Whandotte; James Rogers, Burlingame; S. Weaver, Editor Lecompton New Era; L. R. Elliott, Editor Atchison Daily Free Press; W. A. Starrett, Lawrence; Wm. Larimer, Jr., Leavenworth; John Ritchie, Topeka; John Ekin, Topeka; Sol. Miller, Editor White Cloud Chief; A. H. Foote, Lawrence; C. B. Lines, Wabaunsee; R. G. Elliott, Jefferson county; G. A. Crawford, Bourbon county; John Speer, Kansas Tribune; A. Low, Doniphan; R. W. Jenkins, Pottawatomie county; Ed. Russell, Leavenworth; J. H. Pillsbury, Editor Manhattan Independent; S. D. Houston, Manhattan; W. K. Marshall, Atchison; F. G. Adams, Kennekuk; P. L. Hubbard, Atchison; A. Hunting, Manhattan; J. B. Abbott, De Soto; Joseph Denison, Manhattan; T. H. Baker, Manhattan, H. W. Farnsworth, Topeka; I. H. Smith, Topeka; D. R. Anthony, Leavenworth; G. W. Higginbotham, Manhattan; John Pipher, Manhattan, R. L. Harford, Manhattan; Jas. Humphrey, Manhattan; Wm McKay, Manhattan; R. P. Duvall, Manhattan; Pardee Butler, Pardee; and L. F. Green, Baldwin City. Only the language restricting voting to "loyal" persons was passed in the election on November 5, 1867. Blacks and women were not given voting rights as a result of the 1867 election.


Alexander W. Doniphan

Alexander W. Doniphan
Date: Between 1845 and 1847
This portrait engraving of Alexander W. Doniphan was copied from Doniphan's Expedition by John Taylor Hughes. Doniphan was a Colonel of the First regiment Missouri volunteers and a Liberty, Missouri, lawyer. Doniphan County, Kansas, and the town of Doniphan were named for Alexander W. Doniphan.


Ed Russell to Franklin Crane

Ed Russell to Franklin Crane
Creator: Russell, Ed
Date: June 1, 1859
This letter, sent by Ed Russell to Franklin Crane, a prominent citizen of Topeka, Kansas Territory, concerns the proposed St. Joseph and Topeka Railroad. Russell is convinced that the people of Topeka had not acted in "good faith" by choosing to route the railroad through Doniphan rather than Elwood. Russell wants the railroad to go through his hometown of Elwood, which had been the initial plan. This letter illustrates how various communities competed for railroads, even if these railroads were never built.


From Atchison, Kansas, the great railroad centre of the West, to Lincoln, Nebraska, the great political capital of the west

From Atchison, Kansas, the great railroad centre of the West, to Lincoln, Nebraska, the great political capital of the west
Creator: Atchison and Nebraska Railroad Company
Date: May 1873
Distributed by the Atchison and Nebraska Railroad Company, this pamphlet gives information on towns that settlers would encounter by rail from Atchison, Kansas to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1873.


Historical plat book of Doniphan County, Kansas

Historical plat book of Doniphan County, Kansas
Creator: J. S. Bird (Firm)
Date: 1882
This atlas contains a state and Indian history, county history, accounts of organizations in Doniphan county and lithographic views of residences, farms, and businesses in the county.


Lincoln in Kansas

Lincoln in Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: December 3, 1859
This article was published in the Kansas Historical Collections and includes synopses of Lincoln's speeches during his visit to Kansas in 1859, reminiscences of those present during his visit, and background material and annotations.


Nebraska and Kanzas

Nebraska and Kanzas
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.,
Date: 1855
The map, published in 1855, showed the eastern portions of both Kansas and Nebraska. The Nebraska portion depicts the counties that had been established at that time. The Kansas portion included cities, various Indian reservations, and rivers.


Plat book of Doniphan County, Kansas

Plat book of Doniphan County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1904
This atlas includes plats of the townships and largest towns of Doniphan County with the names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.


Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt

Samuel C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: July 24, 1857
Writing from Atchison, Kansas Territory, Samuel Pomeroy reports to Hyatt on matters to do with land investments and/or transactions in Atchison, Quindaro, and elsewhere. He also comments on the progress of their railroad project and General Calhoun's interest in the same.


Shareholders in the Topeka and St. Joseph Railroad Company

Shareholders in the Topeka and St. Joseph Railroad Company
Creator: Topeka and St. Joseph Railroad Company
Date: Around 1858
Prepared by the temporary treasurer [perhaps Franklin Crane], this list identified the individuals who pledged capital to the Topeka and St. Joseph Railroad Company, the number of shares each held, and the communities each represented.


T.J. Marsh to George L. Stearns

T.J. Marsh to George L. Stearns
Creator: Marsh, Thomas J.
Date: September 28, 1857
In this letter to Stearns, Marsh expresses confidence that the October, 1857, election would turn in favor of the Free State Party. Marsh had been traveling in the "Southern Counties" and was encouraged: "You may rest assured, that the people are united and earnest." He predicts a victory for Marcus Parrott and "a good working majority" for the Free State Party in both houses of the legislature. Unless he received further instructions from the committee, Marsh planned to leave Kansas Territory about three days after the election.


Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory

Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory
Creator: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Date: 1857
This map, drawn by Henry Rogers and Alexander Keith Johnston in 1857, details Kansas Territory and Indian Territory. Kansas Territory included portions of what would become eastern Colorado. Indian Territory later became Oklahoma. The map traces the route of the Santa Fe Trail, proposed routes for the Pacific Railway, and identifies military forts. The maps also provides information on geographical features.


William H. Deckard

William H. Deckard
Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: Between 1880 and 1886
This cabinet card shows William H. Deckard, (1830-1887). Deckard a native of Saline, Missouri moved with his family, in the spring of 1855, to Doniphan County, Kansas. A farmer by trade he acquired and farmed 200 acres of land in the Marion Township and was actively involved his community. Deckard held membership in the fraternal organization of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, lodge number 35, and was elected to a number of political offices. Some of these positions included county commissioner, Marion Township treasurer, and a clerk for school district 35. He also served during the Civil War as a wagon master under General James Blunt's division. Deckard's civic duty to Doniphan County continued after the war when he was elected in 1885 to the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican from the Second District. He served only one year in the House before being elected in 1886 to the Kansas Senate. Deckard's lifelong dedication to the community came to a close on January 27, 1887, when he died at the age of 56. Burial was at Rosedale Cemetery in Doniphan, Kansas.


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