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A joint resolution to amend the constitution of the United States

A joint resolution to amend the constitution of the United States
Creator: United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
Date: March 16, 1861
This document is a copy of a joint resolution to amend the constitution of the United States, sent to the governor of Kansas. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America that Article XIII be "proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which when ratified by three-fourths of said legislatures shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said Constitution." Article XIII - "No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere within any state with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State."


Appointments: Justices of the peace

Appointments: Justices of the peace
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861-1862
This folder on Appointments: Justice of the Peace comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. The papers here include Letters from multiple counties in Kansas sent to Kansas Governor Charles Robinson to petition for certain individuals for the appointment of Justice of Peace for their said township between 1861 and 1862. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Appointments: Probate judges

Appointments: Probate judges
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861
This folder on Appointments: Probate Judges comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record includes letters to Kansas Governor Charles Robinson from multiple counties in Kansas requesting certain individuals for the appointment of Probate Judge in their said county between April 11 and July 21, 1861. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Bonds, State

Bonds, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861
This folder on Bond, State comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record includes A letter ordered by the Kansas Senate to Kansas Governor Charles Robinson concerning selling seven percent Kansas bonds in New York, 1861. A letter by Governor Robinson to Duncan Sherman & Co. bankers in New York inquiring what $150,000 of seven percent state bonds can be negotiated for in New York. A telegraph response from Duncan Sherman on April 23, 1861. This is important because the first impeachment of a Kansas governor resulted from the issuance of state bonds. Additionally, during mid-1861, selling bonds to eastern financers proved to be difficult. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Capital location

Capital location
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1862
This folder on Capital Location comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. These are documents that detail votes on the permanent location of the Kansas State Capitol. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Colorado Territory

Colorado Territory
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1862
This folder on Criminal Matters comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. A letter to Kansas Governor Charles Robinson asking for a voucher for Michael Levalle, a resident from Colorado, to transport goods from Atchison, Kansas to Colorado. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Criminal matters

Criminal matters
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1862-1863
This folder on Criminal Matters comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. The documents here include transcripts of the testimony, examination, and proceedings against Conk Risk and William Pickles from the city and county of Leavenworth, Kansas. The documents include testimonies from victims in Missouri and persons who could account for the two individuals. According to the documents the two individuals are being accused of theft of clothes and money and threatening to shoot members of the Missouri family. This is important because it describes the process that was involved to press charges during that period. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Election Protest

Election Protest
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861
This folder on Election Protest comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. These papers are a remonstrance from Jackson County against the commission of District Clerk on April 11, 1861. This is important because in 1861 Kansas became a state and it was the district court's responsibility to hold regular terms in April and October of each year. The district courts were given jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases including both civil and criminal affairs. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Federal Government

Federal Government
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861-1862
This folder on Federal Government comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. These documents discuss the Joint Resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States thirteenth amendment adopted by Congress and approved on March 5, 1861. Also included are documents from November 29, 1861, from the Secretary of Treasury that talk about direct tax apportioned among states according to the act of August 6, 1861. The documents that discuss the amendment of article thirteen are important because during the 1860s there were controversies among states and territories on whether to end slavery. The documents related to the act of August 6, 1861 are important because it directly relates to the tax on income. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Governor Charles Robinson, sale of the Lecompton Capitol received correspondence

Governor Charles Robinson, sale of the Lecompton Capitol received correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861
Governor Charles Robinson compiled this series of correspondence on the sale of the Lecompton Capitol in 1861. The property was sold at public auction to R. S. Stevens for $300. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Impeachment

Impeachment
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1862
This folder on Impeachment comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record contains A letter from F.P. Stanton from Aeolia, Kansas, to Governor Charles Robinson requesting copies of his impeachment papers on March 30, 1862. Governor Robinson is the first governor of Kansas to have an impeachment process initiated against him. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Indian affairs

Indian affairs
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861
This folder on Indian Affairs comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record includes a letter to Major General Fremont from Kansas Governor Charles Robinson on the report of Indians quiet on the west border. Reports from W.R. Griffith to Governor Robinson on the Kaws, Osages, and Cherokee Indians near White Water Creek in Butler County. Reports share there is a fear that the Osages and Kaws will take revenge on the theft of ponies by desperados. Additionally, some settlers fear the Cherokees will retaliate against them because of the liberation of their slaves and the theft of their cattle. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Kansas capital location

Kansas capital location
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: January 13, 1862
The results of an election determining the permanent location of Kansas' capital. Topeka received the most votes, then Lawrence, Leavenworth, Emporia, and Baldwin City.


Lecompton capitol, Sale of

Lecompton capitol, Sale of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861
This folder on Lecompton Capitol, Sale of comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. These papers include A report detailing the sale of the original Kansas State Capitol property in Lecompton, Kansas. Also, there includes bills, receipts, and affirmation of publication for the advertisement of the Capitol sale at Lecompton in the Topeka Tribune, Kansas State Journal and Lear Times and a receipt for horses and a buggy. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Legislature

Legislature
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861-1862
This folder on Legislature comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record contains a fourteen-page booklet that outlines Kansas Governor Charles Robinson's message delivered in the Hall of the Kansas House of Representatives on March 30, 1861. In the booklet the governor talks about the changes and transitions of Kansas legislative history since September 14, 1712, under the France and Spain law. In addition to the booklet, included are petitions from several Kansas counties, along with a copy of a preamble and resolution, for the governor to call together an earlier session of the state legislature from Atchison, Kansas. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Military affairs

Military affairs
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861-1862
This folder on Military Affairs comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record includes petitions from several counties to appoint the following positions, Inspector General for the state of Kansas and Major of the Squadron of Calvary. They also contain, resolutions passed at a meeting at Mound City, Kansas. There is a letter from Captain Horrand acknowledging Kansas Governor Charles Robinsons' request for the removal of General James Lane's Brigade, and the transportation of the stores. The letter also describes potential Indian retaliation at the frontier and the request to send someone to discover if this is true. A message from Lieutenant Sauil A. Hiawatha of Kingman, expressing to the governor the people's desire to have military company stationed close by Atchison and Doniphan counties for protection against Missourians and Jayhawkers. Rosters of the eleventh and thirteenth regiment in Kansas. These documents are important because at the time Kansas was still in the process of becoming organized. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Missouri

Missouri
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861
This folder on Missouri comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record includes documents are a collection of a resolution adopted by the Missouri State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 22, 1861. The resolution discusses the issue surrounding Missouri's connection with the Federal union. The papers also talk about the convention's opinions on the legislature of Missouri and of other states forming a convention to discuss amendments to the constitution, employing military forces by the Federal Government and their position to elect delegates to attend a convention held by the State of Virginia. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Public documents, Receipts for

Public documents, Receipts for
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1862
This folder on Public documents, receipts for comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. The following are receipts from the states of Iowa and New York concerning laws passed in 1861. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Public documents, Transmittal of

Public documents, Transmittal of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861-1862
This folder on Public documents, transmittal of comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record includes documents disseminated from other states to Kansas. In accordance with many acts accepted by Congress between April 1818, February 1859, and March 1861, states are to share and distribute public documents, this includes, laws, statutes, among other public forms. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Public land

Public land
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861-1862
This folder on Public land comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record contains information regarding the appointment of S.E. Hoffman of Woodson County as Agent Select of Public Lands in 1861. Also, this includes documents, in 1862, that discuss the negotiation or leasing of lands. These documents are important because at the time Kansas is newly admitted into the Union, and lands granted to Kansas by congress are being determined. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


Resignations

Resignations
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1861-1863 : Robinson)
Date: 1861
This folder on Resignation comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Charles Robinson Papers. This record includes two letters of resignation written to Kansas Governor Charles Robinson in December of 1861. One resignation is for the Office of Probate Judge in Brown county and the other is for Justice of the Peace of Coffey county. Charles Robinson was Kansas' first state Governor, serving from 1861 to 1863. He was born in Massachusetts in 1818 and headed the New England Emigrant Aid Company's first colony to Kansas Territory in 1854.


S.A. Kingman to Kansas Governor Charles Robinson

S.A. Kingman to Kansas Governor Charles Robinson
Creator: Kingman, Samuel Austin, 1818-1904
Date: November 25, 1861
Samuel A. Kingman, a lawyer and associate justice of the Supreme Court of Kansas, wrote this letter to Governor Charles Robinson requesting a company of troops to protect the northeastern counties of Brown and Doniphan from a possible invasion from Missouri and marauding Jayhawkers.


Samuel A. Riggs to Governor Charles Robinson

Samuel A. Riggs to Governor Charles Robinson
Creator: Riggs, Samuel A.
Date: August 6, 1862
Samuel A. Riggs, District Attorney of the Fourth Judicial District of Lawrence, writes Governor Charles Robinson of Topeka concerning William Ford who was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to hang on September 1, 1862. Riggs notifies the governor that Ford has filed a petition requesting a reversal of his death sentence due to possible errors committed during the trial. Riggs considers this a fair request and recommends postponing the sentence until such errors can be considered by the Supreme Court. In 1862, the State Legislature reactivated a death penalty for 1st degree murder originally enacted in 1859. The legislature passed a death penalty for treason against the state the previous year.


Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to General James H. Lane

Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to General James H. Lane
Creator: Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Date: August 23, 1862
This letter from U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to General James H. Lane of Kansas, addresses Kansas Governor Charles Robinson's decision to select the officers of Kansas volunteer regiments himself rather than let the men of the regiments decide. Challenging Robinson's actions, Stanton informs Lane that, if Governor Robinson refuses to abide by the wishes of the men of the regiments, President Lincoln will issue commissions to the officers they selected.


Sterling Price to Governor Charles Robinson

Sterling Price to Governor Charles Robinson
Creator: Price, Sterling, 1809-1867
Date: March 22, 1861
Sterling Price, President of the Missouri State Convention at St. Louis, writes Governor Charles Robinson of Topeka, Kansas with a resolution affirming states' rights. The resolution outlines Missouri's position with respect to the conflict between the federal government and those states recently seceded from the United States. The resolution proposes a peaceful solution to the conflict through the adoption of amendments to the federal constitution. The resolution also condemns the use of military force by the federal government to coerce the seceding states to return to the union. In an attempt to capture Missouri for the South, Price led a Confederate army into Kansas in October 1864 resulting in the only civil war battle on Kansas soil at Mine Creek.


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