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Annals of Kansas, January - February, 1855

Annals of Kansas, January - February, 1855
Creator: Wilder, Daniel Webster, 1832-1911
Date: January, 1855 through February, 1855
D. W. Wilder's "Annals of Kansas," published in 1886, provides a day-by-day chronicle of significant events in Kansas. These are digital images of Annals of Kansas entries for the territorial period of 1854-1861.


Daniel Read Anthony, Sr. to father

Daniel Read Anthony, Sr. to father
Creator: Anthony, D. R. (Daniel Read), 1824-1904
Date: June 10, 1857
Letter from Daniel Read Anthony, Sr. to his father discussing how the Kansas sovereignty principle benefits those (like himself) in real estate that buy inexpensive land, then sell it to new western settlers at an elevated price for profit. The letter also discusses how Kansas' free state status might impact property value. The letter also mentions the proceedings of a local murder trial and Judge Samuel Dexter Lecompte.


John W. Whitfield to John A. Halderman

John W. Whitfield to John A. Halderman
Creator: Whitfield, John W. (John Wilkins), ca. 1826-1879
Date: February 1, 1857
John W. Whitfield, the Kansas Territory's delegate to Congress until March 3, 1857, writes John Halderman from "Washington City" regarding the "H__l of a fight" they had had "over Lecompte." Whitfield thinks it likely that it will be left to "Old Buck" (President-elect James Buchanan) to settle things. He also writes concerning his own political prospects and what he was accomplishing for Kansas (e.g., railroad legislation). Samuel D. Lecompte was chief justice of the Kansas Territory from December 1854 to March 1859. President Pierce had appointed James O. Harrison to replace Lecompte in December 1856 but Congress refused to confirm Harrison.


Journal of the Council of the Territory of Kansas, 1855

Journal of the Council of the Territory of Kansas, 1855
Date: July 2 through August 30, 1855
This document identified the actions of the First Territorial Council (Senate), which first met at the town of Pawnee near Fort Riley on Monday July 2, 1855. On July 6, 1855, the House of Representatives approved a resolution sent to them by the Council that moved the meeting of the Legislature to the Shawnee Manual Labor School beginning July 16, 1855. This session of the Council concluded this first session on August 30, 1855. Included in the volume were various messages from the Governor and Acting Governor. The appendix contained reports of various committees--judiciary, special committee on exempting slaves from execution, bounds of counties and districts, elections, convention, public printing. The appendix also had the "opinion of the Supreme Court in regard to the legality of the present session" by Samuel Lecompte and Rush Elmore, a memorial from the legislature of Kansas to the President of the United States requesting the removal of Andrew Reeder, and the Rules and Orders under which the House of Representatives conducted business. The last fifty-two pages were an index to the volume. The members of the Council were: Thomas Johnson and Edward Chapman, 1st Council District; A. M. Coffey and David Lykins, 4th Council District; William Barbee, 5th Council District; John W. Forman, 7th district; William P. Richardson, 8th district; D. A. N. Grover, 9th district; L. J. Eastin and Richard R. Rees, 10th district. The elections in the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th Council Districts were disputed, but Andrew Macdonald, 2nd Council district, H. J. Strickler, 3rd district; and John Donaldson, 6th district, were sworn in as members of the Council. John A. Haldeman served as the Chief Clerk.


Journal of the House of Representatives of the Territory of Kansas

Journal of the House of Representatives of the Territory of Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Legislature
Date: July 2 through August 30, 1855
This printed document reported upon the actions of the First Territorial House of Representatives when it first met at the town of Pawnee near Fort Riley on Monday, July 2, 1855. On July 6, 1855, the House of Representatives approved a resolution sent to them by the Council (Senate) that moved the meeting of the Legislature to Shawnee Manual Labor School beginning July 16, 1855. This first session of the House of Representatives concluded on August 30, 1855. Included in the volume were various messages from the Governor and Acting Governor. The appendix contained reports of various committees--judiciary, a special committee on exempting slaves from execution, bounds of counties and districts, elections, convention, and public printing. The appendix also included the "opinion of the Supreme Court in regard to the legality of the present session" by Samuel Lecompte and Rush Elmore, a memorial from the legislature of Kansas to the President of the United States requesting the removal of Andrew Reeder, and the Rules and Orders under which the House of Representatives conducted business. The last 31 pages are an index to the volume.


Kansas Territory versus George H. Baker and Walter T. Beals for robbery

Kansas Territory versus George H. Baker and Walter T. Beals for robbery
Date: crime September 18, 1856; affidavit November 8, 1856
This judicial case file includes an affidavit and warrant related to the charge against William M. Moore and George H. Baker of robbery on September 18, 1856 in Nemaha County, Kansas Territory. William W. Moore stated in his affidavit, sworn on November 8, 1856 before Chief Justice Samuel D. Lecompte of the First District Court of the Kansas Territory, that George H. Baker and Walter T. Beals had robbed his house and land of property worth six thousand dollars. A warrant was issued November 8, 1856 for the arrest of Baker and Beals.


Kansas Territory versus George W. Clark (Clarke) and others for grand larceny

Kansas Territory versus George W. Clark (Clarke) and others for grand larceny
Date: 1856 - 1857
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. George W. Clark (Clarke) and others for grand larceny. Clarke was accused of leading a force of two to three hundred men through Linn County, Kansas Territory on September 3, 1856, robbing and destroying the property of its citizens. The documents include affidavits sworn by John Jones and William T. Turner before Associate Justice Sterling G. Cato on October 17, 1856. Jones states Clarke and his men held him captive for 5 days before robbing him. Clarke was a slave owner and pro-slavery activist involved in several Bleeding Kansas conflicts.


Kansas Territory versus George W. Clarke, James N. Burns for murder

Kansas Territory versus George W. Clarke, James N. Burns for murder
Date: 1856 - 1857
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. George W. Clarke and James N. Burns for the murder of free-state settler Thomas W. Barber in Douglas County, Kansas Territory on December 6, 1855 during the Wakarusa War. Clarke and Burns were indicted for the murder by the First District Court on October 13, 1856. Clarke was an Indian agent, slave owner, and pro-slavery activist involved in several Bleeding Kansas conflicts.


Kansas Territory versus Gustavus Deacon for selling liquor on Sunday

Kansas Territory versus Gustavus Deacon for selling liquor on Sunday
Date: 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Gustavus Deacon. Deacon was accused of selling liquor in his grocery store on Sunday, April 25, 1858 in Leavenworth, Kansas Territory. Deacon was indicted by the First District Court in Leavenworth and was found not guilty in September of 1858.


Kansas Territory versus Henry Alderman for arson

Kansas Territory versus Henry Alderman for arson
Date: crime September 7,1856
This case file relates to the charge against Henry Alderman for arson in September of 1856 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. On September 26th, 1856, Sidney Ward appeared before associated Justice Sterling G. Cato and testified that on September 7th, 1856, Henry Alderman, William Tacket, and others burned down the house of her husband, George Ward. A warrant was issued but was returned by the U.S. marshal unserved. Destruction of personal property was common in 1856, as tensions between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers resulted in conflicts such as the Sacking of Lawrence and Pottawatomie Massacre.


Kansas Territory versus John Donaldson for rescuing a prisoner

Kansas Territory versus John Donaldson for rescuing a prisoner
Date: 1856 - 1857
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. John Donaldson. Donaldson was accused of rescuing prisoner A. G. Fisher from the custody of a law enforcement officer on November 6, 1856 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. Donaldson was indicted in November of 1856 by the First District Court of the Kansas Territory. Donaldson was arrested by Marshal I. B. Donalson on January 30, 1857 and released on bond January 31.


Kansas Territory versus Jonathan Biglow for selling liquor without license

Kansas Territory versus Jonathan Biglow for selling liquor without license
Date: April 1856 - February 11, 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Jonathan (Jonithan) Biglow for selling liquor without a license in Douglas County, Kansas Territory on April 1, 1856. Biglow was indicted by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Second District, during the April court term of 1856. The documents include indictments and arrest warrants for Biglow as well as subpoenas for witnesses Samuel Salters and Andrew J. Crockett.


Kansas Territory versus Jonathan Biglow for selling liquor without license

Kansas Territory versus Jonathan Biglow for selling liquor without license
Date: April 1856 - February 11, 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Jonathan (Jonithan) Biglow for selling liquor without a license in Douglas County, Kansas Territory on April 1, 1856. Biglow was indicted by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Second District, during the April court term of 1856. The documents include indictments and arrest warrants for Biglow as well as subpoenas for witnesses Samuel Salters and Andrew J. Crockett.


Kansas Territory versus Jonathan Biglow for selling liquor without license

Kansas Territory versus Jonathan Biglow for selling liquor without license
Date: April 1856 - February 11, 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Jonathan (Jonithan) Biglow for selling liquor without a license in Douglas County, Kansas Territory on April 1, 1856. Biglow was indicted by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Second District, during the April court term of 1856. The documents include indictments and arrest warrants for Biglow as well as subpoenas for witnesses Samuel Salters and Andrew J. Crockett.


Kansas Territory versus Jonathan Biglow for selling liquor without license

Kansas Territory versus Jonathan Biglow for selling liquor without license
Date: April 1856 - February 11, 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Jonathan (Jonithan) Biglow for selling liquor without a license in Douglas County, Kansas Territory on April 1, 1856. Biglow was indicted by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Second District, during the April court term of 1856. The documents include indictments and arrest warrants for Biglow as well as subpoenas for witnesses Samuel Salters and Andrew J. Crockett. The arrest warrant on May 9, 1857 lists the defendant's name as James Biglow.


Kansas Territory versus Michael Conway for selling liquor without a license

Kansas Territory versus Michael Conway for selling liquor without a license
Date: May 3, 1858 - August 30, 1858
These legal documents, including an indictment, a bench warrant, and a subpoena, relate to the 1858 case of the Kansas Territory vs. Michael Conway. Conway was accused of selling liquor without a license to Patrick A. Doyle on April 28 and April 29, 1858 in Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory. Conway was indicted by the First District Court on May 3, 1858 in Leavenworth, Kansas Territory.


Kansas Territory versus Richard Alous for selling liquor without a license

Kansas Territory versus Richard Alous for selling liquor without a license
Date: crime April 23, 1858; indictment April 1858
This case file includes witness subpoenas and bench warrants documenting the charge against Richard Alous for selling liquor to William Large without a license on April 23, 1858 in Leavenworth, Kansas Territory. Alous was indicted for serving one glass of whiskey worth 5 cents to William Large by the 1st District Court of the Territory of Kansas in April of 1858. A series of bench warrants for Alous were issued in May and September of 1858 and June of 1859, all of which were returned unexecuted.


Samuel D. Lecompte's oath of office

Samuel D. Lecompte's oath of office
Date: December 5, 1854
This is a photograph of record of the oath taken by Samuel D. Lecompte as Chief Justice of the Kansas Territory. He was sworn in by Territorial Governor Andrew Reeder. The page also contain an oath for T. W. Hays as constable for the Third District. It was sworn before Daniel Woodson, secretary, on December 6, 1854.


Samuel Dexter Lecompte

Samuel Dexter Lecompte
Date: 1868
Portrait of Samuel Dexter Lecompte, 1814-1888, who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Kansas Territory from 1854-1859. This particular photogrpah was copied from the 1868 Kansas Legislative panel.


Territory of Kansas, Executive Minutes

Territory of Kansas, Executive Minutes
Date: March 24, 1856
President Franklin Pierce, along with his Secretary of State, complied with a resolution brought forth by the House of Representatives, which requested the "transmission of documents touching the affairs of the Territory of Kansas." The contents of these span from January 1, 1855- June 1855, and include the description of judicial districts and voting precincts as constructed by Territorial Governor Andrew Reeder. Also transmitted are Records of Oath for various Territorial justices and constables, voter census tables, and Territorial Legislature election returns of March 1855. Claims of election fraud in each district are also addressed by Governor Reeder. This is found in House Executive Documents, 34th Congress, 1st Session, v.9, Executive Document No.66, Executive Minutes of the Territory of Kansas


United States versus Edward Chapman for surety to keep the peace

United States versus Edward Chapman for surety to keep the peace
Date: December 28, 1854 - December 29, 1854
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. Edward Chapman for surety to keep the peace. In an affidavit sworn before Justice of the Peace James Stanley Emery, Albert Pearl accuses Chapman of threatening to kill him on December 26, 1854 in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. On December 29, 1854 Chapman is apprehended and released on a bond recognizance, agreeing to keep the peace in the Territory of Kansas until the next term of the First District Court or pay a fine of one thousand dollars.


United States versus John W. Clark et al. for unknown offense

United States versus John W. Clark et al. for unknown offense
Date: October 14, 1856
This arrest warrant was issued on October 14, 1856 by Chief Justice of the Kansas Territory Samuel D. Lecompte for John W. Clark, Henry Cook, William Grigsby, James Hicks, -- Kline, Henry Hoober, Jacob Fisher, Henry Bowles, -- Sebolt, William Catt, Campbell, William Crosby, Rufus Crosby, Sidney Scanlin, and Thomas Elliott. The crime is not stated. The warrant orders the accused brought before the First District Court at session in Lecompton, Kansas Territory.


United States versus Thomas Donovan, Michael Culbert for selling liquor to the Indians

United States versus Thomas Donovan, Michael Culbert for selling liquor to the Indians
Date: 1855
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States versus Thomas Donovan and Michael Culbert. Donovan and Culbert were accused of selling alcohol to members of the Shawnee Tribe on February 15, 1855 on the Shawnee Tribal Land in the Kansas Territory. The two men were arrested on February 18, 1855. The Shawnee Tribe was removed to a tract of land in Johnson, Wyandotte, and Douglas counties in 1826. Alcohol was prohibited on Native American land from 1832 to 1953.


William A. Phillips' testimony of assault by proslavers

William A. Phillips' testimony of assault by proslavers
Creator: Phillips, William A. (William Addison), 1824-1893
Date: May 23, 1855
William A. Phillips, a resident of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, testifies in an affidavit before territorial Chief Justice Samuel Lecompte about an incident in which Phillips, an anti-slavery proponent, was tarred and feathered by a group of pro-slavery supporters from Weston, Missouri.


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