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Agent, State: Samuel J. Crawford

Agent, State: Samuel J. Crawford
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from Samuel J. Crawford, also the third and previous governor of Kansas, to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The letters cover various topics on Kansas land, specifically the Santa Fe land grant, "Indian" reservations, military reservations, and school lands. Crawford's correspondence is from Washington D.C. where he moved after his governorship.


Agent to sell lands for State Agricultural College

Agent to sell lands for State Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1868, are from Isaac T. Goodnow, an agent for the state, to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the selling of land for the State Agricultural College . Goodnow provided a list of college lands sold. He also verified a bill of land sold.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from Joseph Denison, the Kansas State Agricultural College president; J. W. Davidson, a Military Science professor at the college; and the U. S. War Department to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the Kansas State Agricultural College . The president wrote about the college's board of regents meetings. J. W. Davidson and the U. S. War Department wrote about supplying materials to the college and having the Ordinance Department be turned over to Davidson.


Applications: Blind Asylum, Superintendent

Applications: Blind Asylum, Superintendent
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These letters, spanning February through March 1868, are from government officials and other individuals regarding the appointment of the superintendent for the Blind Asylum to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote either to recommend others or apply for the position. J. Cooper and H. Sawyer had signed official petitions for their appointment. The Blind Asylum was located in Wyandotte County, Kansas.


Applications: Miscellaneous posts

Applications: Miscellaneous posts
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from Kansas citizens to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding appointments to various government offices. The positions they applied to included detective, state marshal, surveyist, and any positions available for a veteran with military qualifications.


Applications: Penitentiary, Kansas State

Applications: Penitentiary, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These letters, spanning January through March 1868, are from government officials and Kansas citizens to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the appointment of the warden for the Kansas State Penitentiary. They wrote to either recommend others or apply for the position. The Kansas State Penitentiary was located in Leavenworth County, Kansas.


Appointment register

Appointment register
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
This document is from Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding appointments and other state affairs during his administration. Crawford wrote a list of names and dates of those who were appointed to various government offices. The dates range from January 1865 to April 1868, which are also the dates of Crawford's term as governor.


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.


Autograph and State seal

Autograph and State seal
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
This document is from Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding his autograph and the state seal. The document has Crawford's signature on it as well as a stamp of the state seal. There is no date on it, but Crawford's term was January 9, 1865 to November 4, 1868.


Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the

Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867
This letter, dated September 6, 1867, is from G. M. Ballard regarding the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. G. M. Ballard is the warden for the Institution of the Blind in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ballard wrote asking for the names and addresses of the commissioners for the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind, which was located in Wyandotte County Kansas.


Bonds, State

Bonds, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These letters, spanning 1868, are from Darius R. Mangam, the President of the National Trust Company of New York, regarding state bonds to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Mangam wrote about the sale of Kansas bonds and statements of Kansas bonds purchased.


Capitol building bond purchased by Samuel Johnson Crawford

Capitol building bond purchased by Samuel Johnson Crawford
Date: July 01, 1867
This is a $1,000 capitol building bond offered by the State of Kansas to aid in the completion of the east wing of the state capitol building in Topeka, Kansas. The $1,000 bond was purchased and signed by Governor Samuel Johnson Crawford.


Claims

Claims
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from Kansas company officials to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding various claims. The company officials wrote asking for instructions for the purchase of houses on Native American territory, about a bill for the payment and taxes of a claim, and asking for a signature to approve an account.


Colored people of Topeka to Governor Samuel J. Crawford

Colored people of Topeka to Governor Samuel J. Crawford
Creator: Colored People of Topeka (Kan.)
Date: February 25, 1867
Black residents of Topeka submitted a resolution to Governor Samuel J. Crawford concerning impartial suffrage. The resolution expresses the residents' gratitude to the legislature and the governor for their support of an amendment to the state constitution on impartial suffrage. Propositions put before the voters proposing to strike the words "white" and "male" from the state constitution were ultimately defeated. The proposed amendments followed Governor Crawford's submission of the proposed Article XIV of the United States Constitution to the Kansas Legislature for ratification. The Fourteenth Amendment defined U.S. citizenship and compelled Confederate states to adopt impartial (male) suffrage.


Commissioners of deeds

Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from government officials, out of state officials, and other individuals regarding the Commissioners of Deeds to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about re-appointments, resignations, recommendations, and applications to the commissioner positions.


Commissioners of deeds

Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These letters, spanning 1868, are from government officials, out of state officials, and other individuals regarding the Commissioners of Deeds to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about re-appointments, resignations, recommendations, and applications to the commissioner positions.


Correspondence, General

Correspondence, General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from government officials and other individuals regarding general correspondence to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about legislation, universities, the Paris Exposition, requesting interviews with Crawford, companies, the appointment of officials, and mining.


Correspondence with Other States

Correspondence with Other States
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867-1868
These letters, spanning 1867 to 1868, are from out of state officials regarding general correspondence to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about legislation, mainly on resolutions and ratifying amendments. The correspondence came from Kentucky, Colorado, Arkansas, Michigan, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas.


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: Butler

County affairs: Butler
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867
This letter, dated October 2, 1867, is from A. H. Morshead, county clerk, regarding Butler County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Morshead wrote about the Board of Commissioners' appointment of A. Petro as sheriff to fill the vacancy. Butler County was organized in 1859.


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: 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: 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.


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