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Appointments  Notaries public

Appointments Notaries public
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
This folder on Appointments notaries public comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. This record includes letters to the governor from multiple counties in Kansas, requesting certain individuals for the appointment of Notaries public in their said county between March 4th, 1863 and July 14th, 1864.


B. W. Lewis Bros. To Governor Thomas Carney

B. W. Lewis Bros. To Governor Thomas Carney
Creator: B. W. Lewis Bros.
Date: August 24, 1863
B. W. Lewis Bros. of Glasgow, Missouri, writes Governor Thomas Carney of Topeka, Kansas, concerning its plan to send emancipated slaves to Kansas. The letter claims a high number of slaves are escaping their masters and are only recovered at considerable expense. The firm outlines a plan to free its slaves by November 1, 1863 and send them to Kansas by boat. The letter asks Governor Carney if he is aware of any objections to this plan. The letter claims that most of the slaves near Glasgow will have escaped to Kansas by year's end. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in areas controlled by Confederate forces, became effective January 1, 1863. As a Union slave state, Missouri was not legally affected by the proclamation.


Benjamin Talbot Babbitt to Governor Thomas Carney

Benjamin Talbot Babbitt to Governor Thomas Carney
Creator: Benjamin Talbot Babbitt
Date: December 30, 1863
In this letter, prominent New York soap manufacturer B.T. Babbitt writes to Kansas governor Thomas Carney to offer 100 packages of his soap to the victims of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence.


Charles Keeler to Governor Thomas Carney

Charles Keeler to Governor Thomas Carney
Creator: Keeler, Charles G.
Date: May 08, 1863
This letter was written to Governor Thomas Carney from Captain Charles G. Keeler. Keeler advises Carney about the location of a Kansas bridge that is about to be built. He believes the location should be at the Chouteau ferry site in Johnson County, thereby securing trade from the southern portion of the state as well the Santa Fe trail trade. A searchable, full-text version of this letter is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Governor Thomas Carney college and university lands, 1863, correspondence

Governor Thomas Carney college and university lands, 1863, correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863
Thomas Carney compiled this series of correspondence on college and university lands in 1863 from letters he received while governor of Kansas. A searchable, full-text version of this correspondence is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Governor Thomas Carney criminal matters correspondence

Governor Thomas Carney criminal matters correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863-1864
Thomas Carney compiled this series of correspondence on criminal matters for 1863 and 1864, from letters he received while governor of Kansas. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Governor Thomas Carney military affairs correspondence

Governor Thomas Carney military affairs correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863-1864
Thomas Carney compiled this series of correspondence on military matters for 1863 and 1864, from letters he received while governor of Kansas. Included are letters about "raids of bushwackers and thieves" and one relating to the sick and wounded Kansas soldiers that are in St. Louis hospitals. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


H.W. Farnsworth to Governor Thomas Carney

H.W. Farnsworth to Governor Thomas Carney
Creator: H.W. Farnsworth
Date: May 18, 1863
U.S. Indian Affairs agent H.W. Farnsworth's letter provides a brief account of a guerilla raid in the vicinity of Council Grove, Kansas, and the arrest of several innocent men in place of the real perpetrators who managed to escape to Missouri. In addition, Farnsworth requests that Governor Carney send forces to help protect against such raids in the future as he, and many of his fellow Unionists in the area, do not have confidence in the abilities of either the local sheriff or General James G. Blunt.


Henry Newman to Thomas Carney

Henry Newman to Thomas Carney
Creator: Henry Newman
Date: August 25, 1863
Henry Newton, a Kansas merchant working in Boston, Massachusetts, is responding to the news of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence. Newton uses the event to try an elicit increased protection for the citizens and businessmen of Osawatomie, Kansas. In particular, Newton requests that a company of soldiers be sent to protect that area, and he mentions that Osawatomie will house said troops rent free. Newton also explains that troops are needed because he and other businessmen will not send any more goods to Kansas as long as they feel that there is a lack of sufficient protection for their merchandise.


Quantrill Raid relief

Quantrill Raid relief
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
This folder on Quantrill raid relief comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. This record contains letters that center around the topic of aid and relief for families and individuals who were affected during the Quantrill Raid in 1863. One letter describes donating one hundred pounds of soap to the families who suffered during the raid. Another letter discusses the establishment of a relief fund. The last letter asks the governor if he has money that is to be given to raid sufferers currently available, and if so, can he borrow some.


R. M. Jacks to Thomas Carney

R. M. Jacks to Thomas Carney
Creator: Jacks, R.M.
Date: June 8, 1864
Bourbon County sheriff R.M. Jacks of Fort Scott writes to Governor Thomas Carney of Topeka requesting the raising of one or two companies of One Hundred Day Men--men who served for a period of roughly 100 days in time of need. Specifically, Jacks is requesting the formation of the companies in order to deal with increased violence along the border between Kansas and Missouri.


School for the Deaf

School for the Deaf
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863
This folder on School for the deaf comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. These papers are written from Phillip A. Emery of Baldwin City to the governor requesting to borrow money to improve the deaf-mute institution. The Kansas State School for the Deaf was founded by Phillip Emery and is the oldest state educational institution in Kansas. The school is known for its academic excellence in pre-college preparation as well as its career and transition program. The school is now located in Olathe, Kansas.


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