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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
The documents in this file address various topics related to the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the topics in this file. A letter on December 2, 1875, from H. M. Aller, introduces three individuals to Kansas Governor Osborn and states that he vouches for these men's financial and social integrity. A letter on March 26, 1875, from James Brown, informs the Governor a re-survey was made by the order of the Secretary of the Interior in 1871. In the letter, Brown states the southeast corner of Kansas is 20 miles below Boston and hopes the Governor will issue a proclamation extending the jurisdiction of the State of Kansas. A letter on January 7, 1875, from W. P. Campbell, writes to Governor Osborn relating to the consolidation of the fifth, seventh, and ninth Judicial District.


Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A letter from J. C. Jones of Junction City, Kansas, asks to organize a regiment at Junction City. A letter on October 3, 1874, from Cochran B. Taylor in relation to supplies. Additional correspondence is from S. Wolf and Bro. of Leavenworth, Kansas to C. A. Morris, Adjutant General, regarding prices of blankets. A telegraph on July 6, 1876, from Kansas Governor Osborn to H. T. Benson states he has obtained an order for one thousand improved guns.


Agricultural College : Board of Regents

Agricultural College : Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873-1877
A letter on March 22, 1875, from H. P. Don, informs Kansas Governor Osborn that he signed a petition in connection with other members of the Kansas Senate and House asking that J. Lawrence be appointed as Regent of the State Agricultural College. A letter on December 17, 1875, from Jacob Minter concerning the appointment of Regent.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873, 1875
A letter on February 8, 1873, from Secretary of the Agricultural College, R. D. Parker, gives a list of Regents and their terms in office. In the letter, Parker states that there is a vacancy and recommends ex. Governor James H. Harvey for the position. A letter on January 16, 1875, from J. A. Anderson, forwards a letter from Professor Kedzie. A letter on March 13, 1875, from Burt L. Kingsburg, requests a delay in the appointment of Regent until after the annual meeting in April.


Appointments

Appointments
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875, 1876
The documents in this file pertain to appointments in the State of Kansas. A letter on June 8, 1875, requests Joseph S. Bidcan as the Justice of the Peace for Woodson County, Kansas. A petition from citizens of Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas, recommends J. C. Tousley as Justice of the Peace for their township. Additional letters are from individuals accepting the position designated to them by Kansas Governor Osborn.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1875
A letter on September 9, 1874, from Kansas Governor Osborn, encloses papers to A. L. Williams, Attorney General, that were presented to him in the case of securing a judge for the 6th Judicial District. A letter on November 24, 1875, from James McDermott shares facts regarding the Justice of Peace election for J. D. Manner and P. B. Smith. A separate letter on December 13, 1875, from James McDermott, states he has applied to the County Clerk for a certificate of vacancy of the Justice of Peace.


Auditor, State

Auditor, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1875
A letter on April 8, 1874, from Daniel W. Wilder, Kansas Auditor, states that Y. C. Collins, Treasurer Clerk, refuses to allow an examination of the Treasury. In the letter, Wilder says he refuses to count the money in the State Treasurers' office and requests that the Treasurer and Clerk not to be notified if it is counted. Another letter from Wilder on May 14, 1874, states the law requires an examination at least once a month without previous knowledge of the party being examined.


Blind Asylum : trustee

Blind Asylum : trustee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873-1877
A letter on March 6, 1875 from R. C. Bates, asks to be appointed as Trustee of the Blind Asylum in place of S. Wood.


Blind, Institution for the

Blind, Institution for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875 - 1876
A letter on March 21, 1875, from David Gordon, accepts the position as trustee of the Institution of the Blind. A letter on March 6, 1876, from George H. Miller, asks if the old Board of Trustees will meet to close the business or if it will be turned over to the new Board.


Bonds (State, county, etc.)

Bonds (State, county, etc.)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1876
A letter on December 22, 1875, from Donnell Lawson and Co., state they have not received the funds to pay the January coupons that should have arrived on the 15th and asks if the Governor would like to invest in Government Bonds the State holds. A letter on April 15, 1876, from A. McDonald, encloses a memorandum of bonds of Cherokee County for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. A letter on December 2, 1874, from Donaldson and Fraley, concerns the Harper County Court House funding and school bonds. Additional letters address similar topics related to bonds in Kansas.


Captain Lewis Hanback's final report

Captain Lewis Hanback's final report
Creator: Hanback, Lewis
Date: 1875
This document is Captain Lewis Hanback's final report of an 1875 investigation into a conflict between Captain Ricker's company of state militia and a band of Osage Indians that occurred in 1874. The Osage Indians had filed a complaint with the Department of the Interior, claiming that the U. S. military had attacked a peaceful Indian encampment and stolen their horses and other property. Captain Lewis Hanback was ordered to take down testimonies and determine the circumstances surrounding the conflict. This final report summarizes these testimonies and includes a short history of Barbour County where the altercation took place.


Centennial Managers, Board of

Centennial Managers, Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875
A resolution adopted on July 2nd and 3rd, 1874, at a meeting held in Topeka, Kansas by members of the Board of Centennial Managers. A resolution, from a meeting of the State Board of Centennial Managers concerning small grains in the stalk.


Charitable and correctional institutions

Charitable and correctional institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A letter on March 22, 1876, from Mary H. Wilson, asks if there is an orphan home in the State of Kansas, as she wants to care for a little girl of ten or twelve years of age. A letter on January 19, from Mrs. Thomas Plowman, asks if there will be a change in Superintendent for the Blind Institute as she is not satisfied with the current Superintendent. A letter on March 20, 1875, from Albert Cavens, writes to Kansas Governor Osborn concerning his mute son and his treatment by management at the Mute School in Olathe. Additional letters address similar topics related to charitable and correctional institutions in the State of Kansas.


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.


Claims (Indian, Price & Quantrill raids, etc.)

Claims (Indian, Price & Quantrill raids, etc.)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1876
The documents in this file concern claims made and filed by individuals in relation to Native American attacks, Price and Quantrill Raids, as well as other affairs. A letter on September 23, 1873, from A. M. Crockett to Adjutant General, Captain C. A. Morris sends orders to authorize the issuance and delivery of the scrips to which the members of company "B" are entitled. A letter on November 26, 1875, from Mrs. O. F. Short, informs Governor Osborn she has a bill that will be in Congress in the winter and requests help from the Governor in getting it passed. A letter on July 15, 1875, from Mrs. E. M Bark, widow of Philip Burk, who was killed six years ago by Native American's, asks if there is any aid Governor Osborn can offer. A letter on May 2, 1876, from J. D. Allen of Shawnee, Kansas, states there are many citizens interested in the reports of the audit of the Quantrill Raid claims.


C. M. Ricker to Charles Morris

C. M. Ricker to Charles Morris
Creator: Ricker, C. M.
Date: November 6, 1874
Captain C. R. Ricker of the Kansas State Militia, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, writes to Adjutant General Charles Morris of Topeka concerning a band of Pawnee Indians. Ricker notes that the Indians are just east of Medicine Lodge and believes they intend to fight a band of Osage Indians. Though this band had not disturbed any person or property, they were burning the prairie. Ricker suggests that the burning is an attempt by the Indians to further destroy settler's rangeland already devastated by drought and grasshoppers. Ricker asks for instructions on dealing with this "friendly" band of Pawnee. The threat of an Indian uprising on Kansas' southern boarder in 1873 led Governor Thomas Osborn to employ the state militia and appeal to President Ulysses S. Grant for federal troops and arms.


Commissioners of deeds : Arkansas - New York, 1873

Commissioners of deeds : Arkansas - New York, 1873
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
The letters in this file relate to the appointment of Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in other states. A letter on October 18, 1873, from Joseph B. Braman, requests the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in California. In the letter, Braman explains he is a practicing attorney and also Commissioner for Massachusetts. A letter on April 3, 1873, from Connecticut Governor Marshall Jewell, states his Secretary is interested in the position as Commissioner of Deeds and requests Governor Osborn appoint him the position. A petition on April 29, 1874, from citizens of Springfield, Missouri, recommends Colonel Charles Knobelsdorff as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas.


Commissioners of deeds : New York, 1874 - Wisconsin

Commissioners of deeds : New York, 1874 - Wisconsin
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
The documents in this file concern the appointment of Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas. A letter from Abraham R. Lawrence, a Justice of the Supreme Court in New York, recommends Thomas B. Clifford for the position of Commissioner of Deeds. A letter on March 31, 1873, from M. Curtis, Judge of the Marine Court of New York, recommends S. B. Goodale, a Notary Public, and Real Estate Agent, for the appointment. A letter on December 8, 1874, from C. W. Johnson, requests a renewal of his position as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas.


County organization : Elk and Chautauqua counties

County organization : Elk and Chautauqua counties
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1875
A letter on February 2, 1874, from Kansas Governor Osborn, appoints Thomas Chester as Special Aid to accompany and assist Attorney General Williams in the process of executing the law in Howard County. A letter on January 28, 1874, from Eli Titus, requests the Governor or someone from his staff to assist in securing the county records and to enforce the civil law. Several documents pertain to the matter of Howard County, such as an article from Judge W. P. Campbell granting an injunction, a report from the Sheriff, District Clerk, and the Deputy County Attorney of Howard County. Additional documents also pertain to the disturbances of Howard County, Kansas.


County organization : Ford County (Dodge City census)

County organization : Ford County (Dodge City census)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873
A typed Census Record of Ford County, Kansas on January 11, 1873, taken by Issac Young, Census Taker of said county. The Census Record was notarized by Herman J. Fringer, Notary Public of Ford County. The following article is a record documenting the Census Record was filed and separated on August 12, 1987, by Terry Harmon at the Kansas State Historical Society.


Crime and criminals : extradition records : requisitions by Kansas on other states

Crime and criminals : extradition records : requisitions by Kansas on other states
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
The documents in this file pertain to the extradition of Kansas criminals in other states. This description does not account for all the documents in this file. A letter from the Secretary of Missouri Governor, R. D. Slawson, states they have captured James Stuart, charged with murder in Cowley County, Kansas, and asks if Governor Osborn will send requisition papers. A letter on April 9, 1875, from John Francis, encloses an application for a requisition of Robert Sprague, who fled to New York and is charged with embezzlement. A letter from W. D. Webb, County Attorney, forwards a copy of the requisition papers sent to the Governor of Arkansas for the arrest of Morrissy. A letter on May 1, 1876, from Frank M. Love, sends papers to the Governor of Nebraska for the requisition of John Clayton, charged with breaking jail in Kansas.


Crime and criminals : extradition records : requisitions on Kansas by other states

Crime and criminals : extradition records : requisitions on Kansas by other states
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A letter on October 25, 1876, from A. H. Ayres, states there is a requisition from the Governor of Illinois for the arrest of James Kane. J. H. Gilpatrick forwards a requisition from the Governor of Missouri for the arrest of James B. Heath. A letter on April 23, 1875, from Sherriff W. F. Osborne of Texas, asks if there is a reward for the arrest of Rush Randall, charged with murder in Kansas, and requests a description of the man. A letter on January 28, 1875, from Phil T. Pendelton, advises Governor Osborne a warrant was issued for the arrested of David P. Barker upon the request of the Governor of Texas. A letter on November 1, 1873, from Samuel H. Elbert, Governor of Colorado Territory, informs Governor Osborn that he will make requisition for Hugh Cowan, charged with grand larceny in the Colorado Territory.


Crime and criminals : miscellaneous

Crime and criminals : miscellaneous
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1876
A telegraph in January 1875 asks the Governor if any steps will be taken by the State to arrest the prisoners who escaped from Hays. A letter from S. N. Wood, on March 1, 1875, concerning the sentence of Daniel Romigh and Charles Loomis. A letter on January 15, 1875, from E. S. W. Drought, requests money from the State to defray a train Jared, one of Quantrill's men and the Younger Brothers. A letter on March 15, 1875, from P. Dermmitt, Sheriff of Texas, states they arrested a man named Willis Jackson and asks if an award is being offered for his capture. A certified copy dated March 30, 1875, of the Amendment information in the case of the State of Kansas vs. Willis Jackson. A letter on April 26, 1876, J. Wade Mcdonald, County Attorney, advises Governor Osborn that Willis Jackson has been convicted of murder in the first degree.


Crime and criminals : rewards ; proclamations

Crime and criminals : rewards ; proclamations
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A list of proclamations with dates from Kansas Governor Osborn. A letter on May 15, 1875, from C. B. Owen, Sheriff of Green County in Missouri, states he has captured Albert Russ alias Alexander Preston and asks if he wants him held until September and if there is a reward for his capture. A letter from Francis McNulty, on November 9, 1876, states the Sheriff has information on the whereabouts of Peat Johnson, charged with the murder of two young men. A letter from H.R. Crowell informs Governor Osborn on April 19, 1876, the Baxter Bank was robbed by two men during the busiest part of the day, and they took $3,000. A letter on February 11, 1876, concerning the reward of $200 for the arrest of A. J. Mowry. The following documents concern rewards and proclamations for the capture and arrest of criminals.


Crime and criminals: the bender case

Crime and criminals: the bender case
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor Thomas Andrew Osborn. They are about the murder case in Labette County, Kansas involving the Bender Family, sometimes referred to as the Bloody Benders. The family consisted of John Bender; his wife, Elvira Bender; son, John, Jr.; and daughter, Kate.


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