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Deposition of J.N.N. Schooler

Deposition of J.N.N. Schooler
Creator: Schooler, J.N.N.
Date: June 16, 1867
This item contains the deposition of J.N.N. Schooler following an attack by Indians. In his deposition, Schooler explains that he and his companions were on the "Smoky Hill Overland Route Sixteen or Seventeen miles east of Fort Wallace" when 200 or more Cheyenne and Sioux attacked them. According to Schooler, four men were killed immediately and three were taken prisoner. Other details include the monetary value of items lost during the attack.


H. W. Farnsworth

H. W. Farnsworth
Date: December 19, 1894
A portrait of H.W. Farnsworth, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe director from November 24, 1863 through July 27, 1865. Farnsworth was also an early Kansas state senator and an Indian agent.


H. W. Farnsworth

H. W. Farnsworth
Date: Between 1860 and 1869
A portrait of H. W. Farnsworth. Farnsworth was an early state sentor, Indian agent, and director of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.


H. W. Farnsworth

H. W. Farnsworth
Creator: Willett, C.G.
Date: Between 1861 and 1867
A portrait of H.W. Farnsworth, federal Indian agent at the Kansas Agency, 1861-67. He was also a director of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and a member of the first state senate.


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.


H.W. Farnsworth to William D. Blackford

H.W. Farnsworth to William D. Blackford
Creator: Farnsworth, H.W.
Date: May 30, 1868
This item, from H.W. Farnsworth to William D. Blackford, concerns the Cheyenne raid in which J.N.N. Schooler lost a great deal of property. The list of items lost by Schooler include 9 mules, 1 horse, 1 Buffalo robe, and 2 Colt Army pistols.


Letter by J.N.N. Schooler declaring William D. Blackford his attorney

Letter by J.N.N. Schooler declaring William D. Blackford his attorney
Creator: Schooler, J.N.N.
Date: April 27, 1868
This item was written by J.N.N. Schooler in order to legally declare that William D. Blackford of Washington D.C. was going to serve as his attorney. Schooler, who lost property in a raid by Cheyenne and Sioux braves, selected Blackford to help "collect and secure payments" from the United States Government "for certain property destroyed by the Cheyenne Indians on the 16th day of June 1867, amounting to four thousand five hundred and Seventy two dollars ($4512)."


List of cases related to Indian depredation claims

List of cases related to Indian depredation claims
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: 1898
This item is a list of Indian depredation claims handled by H. W. Farnsworth of Topeka, Kansas, and attorney William D. Blackford of Washington D.C. The name of the claimant, as well as the dollar amount, is listed under the name of the offending party's tribe. The origin of the dollar amount is not clear.


Major H. W. Farnsworth

Major H. W. Farnsworth
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: February 1, 1887
A portrait of Major H. W. Farnsworth, director of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. Farnsworth was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, on October 13, 1816. He came to Topeka, Kansas, on May 16, 1856, and was elected to the first state senate in November, 1859.


W.D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth

W.D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: January 11, 1870
In this letter to H.W. Farnsworth, attorney W.D. Blackford addresses Indian Depredation claims in Kansas. Blackford explains that he was currently "at work perfecting the Spencer and Meads Kaw Indian depredation claim." Like other claims relating to attacks by Indians, the Spencer and Meads claim was awaiting Congressional action.


William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth

William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: September 29, 1898
In this letter to H.W. Farnsworth, William D. Blackford addresses current claims regarding Indian Depredations. In particular, Blackford addresses the cost of bringing the claims before the Court of Claims.


William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth, and H.R. 3873

William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth, and H.R. 3873
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: April 07, 1873
In this letter to H.W. Farnsworth, William D. Blackford addressed recent events related to Indian Depredation claims. Blackford explained that he "did not succeed in getting any of our Indian dep. claims passed Congress during it last session, but I made some progress and I ask your leave to try again." Accompanying Blackford's letter are House Resolutions 3873 (relief for William Zigler, Norris Harer, William T. Ashbell, and Courtney Holmes) and H. R. 3875 (relief of Christopher Weidner, Henry Hegwer, Moise Bellmard, Louis Pashall, Aaron Grigsby, Harvey L. Bickford, and Thomas Stanley composing the firm of Bickford and Stanley), which were passed by the United States House of Representatives on February 8, 1873. Another enclosure was Senate Bill 1423 For the relief of persons for damages sustained by reason of Indian depredations. The Senate bill was reported with amendments but apparently not passed.


William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth correspondence

William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth correspondence
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: January 29, 1870-March 26, 1872
These items, consisting of a series of letters written to H.W. Farnsworth by attorney William D. Blackford, deal with Indian Depredation claims that originated in Kansas. The letters address the many difficulties related to such claims, which were largely seen at the time as the responsibility of either the federal or state government.


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