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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.


Andrieus A. Jones to Edmund G. Ross

Andrieus A. Jones to Edmund G. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: June 26, 1896
Jones acknowledges receipt of copies of Ross's history of the presidential impeachment trial and will share it with leading Democrats in Chicago during the campaign convention.


C.C. Whitney to Senator Edmund G. Ross

C.C. Whitney to Senator Edmund G. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: January 19, 1869
Letter written by Whitney informing him of a state senate resolution to censor him for his vote against impeachment of President Andrew Johnson and demanding his immediate resignation from political office.


Edmund G. Ross correspondence

Edmund G. Ross correspondence
Date: 1856-1865
Correspondence to and from Edmund G. Ross. A number of letters are from Ross to his wife Fannie Lathrop Ross. There is one letter from S. C. Pomeroy about Ross's request to raise a company of men. There are also a number of telegrams relating to military activities. During the Civil War Ross served in Company E of the 11th Kansas Cavalry. In 1866 he was appointed by the governor to fill the unexpired United States Senate term of James Lane, who had committed suicide. Ross served in the Senate until 1871. Transcriptions of some of the letters are included with the images of the originals.


Edmund Gibson Ross

Edmund Gibson Ross
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
Edmund Gibson Ross, serving in Company E of the 11th Kansas Cavalry. Ross helped raise and then served in the Eleventh Kansas during the Civil War. After James H. Lane's death by suicide in 1866, Ross was appointed and subsequently elected to the Lane seat in the U.S. Senate. While serving as senator from Kansas in 1868, Ross won fame as the senator who cast the deciding vote for acquittal in the impeachment trial of President Johnson.


Edmund Gibson Ross

Edmund Gibson Ross
Creator: Cobb,
Edmund Gibson Ross was active in Kansas Territory politics and served as a delegate to the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention. He and his brother, William W. Ross, were editors of the "Kansas Tribune" in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Territory. Ross served as the U. S. Senator from Kansas from 1866 to 1871.


Edmund Gibson Ross

Edmund Gibson Ross
Creator: Skelly, L. A.
Date: December 1890
This is a photograph of Edmund Gibson Ross at age 63. The photograph was taken in Silver City, New Mexico. He was active in Kansas Territory politics and served as a delegate to the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention. He and his brother, William W. Ross, were editors of the "Kansas Tribune" in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Territory. Ross served as the U. S. Senator from Kansas from 1866 to 1871. Later, he was appinted Governor of New Mexico Territory by President Grover Cleveland and served from 1885 to 1889.


Edmund Gibson Ross

Edmund Gibson Ross
Date: Between 1856 and 1865
Portait of Edmund Gibson Ross, U.S. Senator from Kansas. Ross helped raise and then served in the Eleventh Kansas during the Civil War. After James H. Lane's death by suicide in 1866, Ross was appointed and subsequently elected to the Lane seat in the U.S. Senate. While serving as senator from Kansas in 1868, Ross won fame as the senator who cast the deciding vote for acquittal in the impeachment trial of President Johnson.


Governor Crawford Indian correspondence

Governor Crawford Indian correspondence
Date: 1867-1868
In response to Indian attacks on frontier settlers, Governor Samuel J. Crawford was authorized by Congress to recruit a battalion of men to handle the crisis. This series of correspondence in Governor Crawford's papers contains many documents from men requesting commissions in the new battalion and permission to recruit soldiers. There are also letters from settlers documenting atrocities, asking for protection from hostile Indians, requesting compensation for stolen goods and livestock, and needing aid merely to survive after losing their supplies to Indian raids. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


James L. McDowell correspondence

James L. McDowell correspondence
Date: 1860-1892
This item contains letters to James L. McDowell. Correspondents include Edmund G. Ross, Alexander Caldwell, Thomas Carney, Senator Preston Plumb, General Thomas Ewing, members and staff of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, individuals working for the Kansas State Fair Association, staff of the Department of the Interior - General Land Office, and others. The letters from Thomas Carney focus on topics such as the Fugitive Slave Law, the Kansas militia, and Missouri border trouble. McDowell held a number of public positions in his lifetime, from notary public to city mayor to U.S. Marshal and major-general of the Kansas militia (including organizing to defend the state during Price's Raid in 1864) to postmaster for Leavenworth. He was also actively interested in agriculture, helping to organize the first and later state fairs for Kansas.


John Arrell Johnson to Edmund G. Ross

John Arrell Johnson to Edmund G. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: May 27, 1885
Letter by Johnson congratulating Ross on his recent appointment to the position of governor of New Mexico and comments on politics in Kansas.


John W. Horner to Fannie L. Ross

John W. Horner to Fannie L. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: May 24, 1868
Letter written by John W. Horner to Fannie L. Ross concerning her husband's vote of acquittal to impeach President Andrew Johnson. He urges not to take too seriously the clamor against him as its source lies in the malice of political enemies and the ambitions of political rivals. He stresses time will vindicate Ross.


Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1865
Correspondence sent and received by the Kansas Adjutant General's Office. Thomas J. Anderson succeeded Cyrus K. Holliday as Adjutant General in April 1865. Notable correspondents include Edmund G. Ross, William McEntyre Dye, and Sidney Clarke. Several letters were also received from publisher D.R. Anthony regarding the copying and distribution of the 1864 Adjutant General's Report. Many letters acknowledge the sending and receipt of muster rolls. This correspondence also includes several petitions nominating a new Brigadier General, including Colonel Sandy Lowe of Douglas County replacing General William Fishbacker. A searchable, full-text version of this correspondence is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Kansas Central Committee payment to Ross Brothers

Kansas Central Committee payment to Ross Brothers
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: July 12, 1857
The Kansas Central Committee paid $5.50 to brothers Edmund G. Ross and William W. Ross, editors of the "Kansas Tribune," in Topeka, Kansas Territory, for printing "250 1/8 Posters" for the July convention."


Mina P. Davis to Charles Cecil Howes

Mina P. Davis to Charles Cecil Howes
Creator: Dias, Mina P.
Date: March 21, 1928
In this letter to Charles Cecil Howes, editor of the Kansas City Star, Mrs. Mina P. Davis of Lawrence, Kansas, addresses the political dispute that occurred in the early 1870s involving Senator Samuel C. Pomeroy (Kansas), Senator Edmund G. Ross Kansas), and A.M. York.


Senator Edmund G. Ross to Fanny L. Ross

Senator Edmund G. Ross to Fanny L. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: December 29, 1869
Senator Ross writes to his wife commenting upon the publication of pretended disclosures in the impeachment proceeding against President Andrew Johnson. He states he thinks there is a concerted plan afoot to prevent his congressional re-election.


T.C. Hill to Senator Edmund G. Ross

T.C. Hill to Senator Edmund G. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: June 12, 1868
Letter written by Hill stating that he supports Ross as a just public official in the presidential impeachment proceedings of Congress against Andrew Johnson. He notes that many in Kansas remain loyal supporters of his actions during the unfolding impeachment activities.


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