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Appointments, Acknowledgements of

Appointments, Acknowledgements of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from various individuals regarding their appointment to government offices to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of these letters are about accepting positions appointed by Martin. These positions include board members for the Kansas State Agricultural College; State Dental Board; State Board of Health; State Normal School; State Reformatory; and Board of Pharmacy, a trustee for the State Board of Charities, commissioners, judges, military officials, and wardens. The State Board of Health, a special needs school, and a soldiers' orphan home were all departments born from the Martin administration. Additionally, the state militia became the Kansas National Guard, and a bureau of labor and industrial statistics was also created under Martin's administration.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1886
These letters, spanning 1886, are from the Attorney General, S. B. Bradford, to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include counties on the Board of County Commissioners, rewards for the capture of criminals, prohibition cases, declaring new cities and counties, Justice of the Peace, and various cases including Supreme Court cases. There are also official signed documents.


August 1887

August 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: August 1887
These letters, dated August 1887, are from various individuals to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover many topics including the Board of Commissioners, requests for information and documents, pardons, railroads, societies, complaints, and probate judges. Kansas Governor John Martin succeeded G. W. Glick in 1885. By 1889, conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Commissioners of Deeds : Arkansas

Commissioners of Deeds : Arkansas
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1882
A letter from Edwin M Linzee at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to Kansas Governor St. John applying for Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas. Enclosed in the letter is a recommendation from Honorable Powell Clayton of Arkansas.


Commissioners of Deeds : Kentucky

Commissioners of Deeds : Kentucky
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1880-1882
These two documents addressed to Kansas Governor St. John relate to the appointment of Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in Kentucky. The first letter from W. L. Jackson from the Judicial District of Kentucky recommends a specific person for this position. While the other letter is an application from a different person explaining their reasons for being appointed Commissioner of Deeds.


Commissioners of Deeds : Nebraska

Commissioners of Deeds : Nebraska
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This file includes requests and recommendations from certain individuals for the position as Commissioners of Deeds for the State of Kansas. Included is a letter from the Executive Office of the State of Kansas by Kansas Governor St. John on August 4, 1879, issuing the appointment of Commissioners of Deeds to Watson B. Smith a resident in Nebraska.


Counties,  Decatur - Harper

Counties, Decatur - Harper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on February 12, 1877, from J. L. Peck, regards the organization of Decatur County. A letter of resignation on August 15, 1877, from W. R. Kimmins as Probate Judge of Edward County and recommends S. T. Reed for consideration. A letter on June 1, 1878, from John G. McNeal, requests Governor Anthony to appoint a Public Notary to the County of Harper. A letter on April 17, 1878, from W. R. Kirkpatrick about the organization of Harper County and requests Governor Anthony to please send a written statement. Two petitions from citizens of Harper County to Kansas Governor Anthony to appoint specific individuals as officers of their county.


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, Comanche County

County Affairs, Comanche County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1886, are from the residents and offices of Comanche County, Kansas regarding county affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many letters discuss the organization of the county including the controversy surrounding the organization. Other letters discuss the appointment of individuals to various offices including the notary public, county clerk, county commissioners, probate judge, and the city of Coldwater as the temporary county seat. Also, a Governor's Proclamation of the official organization of Comanche County as well as the temporary county seat of Coldwater is included. Comanche County was first politically organized in 1873; however, this was fraudulently done. On February 27, 1885, the county was reorganized.


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.


County affairs: Ellis

County affairs: Ellis
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867-1868
These letters, spanning 1867 to 1868, are from Ellis County Kansas officials regarding their general affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. The officials wrote about the organization of the county, the appointment of various county offices to fill vacancies, and the appointment of commissioners for the county. Ellis County was organized in 1867.


County Affairs, Hamilton County

County Affairs, Hamilton County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1886, are from the residents and offices of Hamilton County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements. Other letters request the appointment of the county seat and county officials like the commissioners, clerk, and census taker. Hamilton County was organized on January 29, 1886 and named for Alexander Hamilton.


County Affairs, Harvey County

County Affairs, Harvey County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1887 to 1888, are from the Board of Harvey County Commissioners and the county surveyor regarding county affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The Board of Harvey County Commissioners wrote two different letters with signed petitions filling vacancies in the county coroner and surveyor. The county surveyor, Charles Nicolet, wrote his resignation. The board chose James Dawson to fill the county surveyor position and Dr. M. Miller to fill the coroner position. Harvey County was organized on February 29, 1872 and named for James Harvey, Governor of Kansas 1869-1873.


County Affairs, Haskell County

County Affairs, Haskell County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1887 to 1888, are from the offices and residents of Haskell County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements. Other letters request the appointment of the temporary county seat and county officials like the commissioners, clerk, and census taker. Haskell County was organized on July 1, 1887 and named for Dudley C. Haskell of Lawrence, a former military man who died while serving the state as a Congressman in 1883, and contains the cities of Satanta and Sublette.


County Affairs, Kearney County

County Affairs, Kearney County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1886 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Kearney County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Some of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements. There are many letters from the Notary Public verifying the residents. Other letters request the appointment of the county seat and county officials like commissioners, clerk, and census taker. The county's name was corrected to Kearny. Kearny County was organized on March 27, 1888 and named for General Philip Kearny, it contains the cities of Deerfield and Lakin.


County Affairs, Kiowa County

County Affairs, Kiowa County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1886, are from the residents and offices of Kiowa County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements. Other letters request the appointment of the county seat and county officials like the register of deeds, commissioners, clerk, and census taker. Kiowa County was founded on March 23, 1886 and named for the Kiowa Indians.


County Affairs, Lane County

County Affairs, Lane County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1886 to 1887, are from the residents and offices of Lane County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization and requesting the location of the temporary county seat. Governor's Proclamations appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements as well as appoints county commissioners, county clerk, and a temporary county seat. Other letters request the appointment of county officials like the commissioners, clerk, surveyor, and census taker. Lane County was organized on June 3, 1886 and named for James H. Lane.


County Affairs, Logan County

County Affairs, Logan County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1887, are from the residents and offices of Logan County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization. Other letters request the appointment of the county seat and county officials like sheriff, commissioners, clerk, and census taker. Logan County was named for Civil War General John A. Logan of Illinois and organized on September 17, 1887.


County affairs : McPherson County

County affairs : McPherson County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1870
An affidavit stating that a census of McPherson County has been recorded, and three special County Commissioners have been appointed based on the resident's requests from petitions sent to Governor Harvey.


County Affairs, Meade County

County Affairs, Meade County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885, are from the residents and offices of Meade County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Letters discuss the appointment of county officials like the coroner, commissioners, clerk, and census taker. There are official certificates of election. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization and a temporary county seat. Meade County was organized on November 4, 1885.


County Affairs, Morton County (1)

County Affairs, Morton County (1)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1886, are from the residents and offices of Morton County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements and requesting a temporary county seat. Other letters request the appointment of census taker, coroner, sheriff, commissioners, and clerk. The Governor's Proclamation confirming the organization of the county is included. Morton County was organized on November 17,1886 and named for Indiana Governor, and later U. S. Senator, Oliver P. Morton.


County Affairs, Sherman County (1)

County Affairs, Sherman County (1)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1886, are from the residents and offices of Sherman County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for its organization. There are Governor's Proclamations electing an official to verify the requirements as well as claiming the official organization of the county. Other letters and signed petitions discuss the appointment of a temporary county seat, census taker, commissioners, and clerk. There are also letters from the Notary Public verifying residents. Sherman County was organized on September 20, 1886 and named for General William T. Sherman.


County Affairs, Stanton County

County Affairs, Stanton County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1887, are from the residents and offices of Stanton County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for its organization. There is a Governor's Proclamation electing an official to verify the requirements. Other letters and signed petitions discuss the appointment of a temporary county seat, census taker, commissioners, clerk, and sheriff. Stanton County was organized on June 17, 1887 and named for Edwin M. Stanton, Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War.


County Affairs, Thomas County

County Affairs, Thomas County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885, are from the residents and offices of Thomas County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for its organization as well as requesting a temporary county seat. There are two Governor's Proclamations appointing an official to verify the population requirements and claiming the official organization of the county. Other letters discuss the appointment of county commissioners and clerks. Thomas County was organized on October 8, 1885 and named for Major General George H. Thomas.


County commissioners and county clerk, Logan County, Kansas

County commissioners and county clerk, Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
The Logan County, Kansas county commissioners and the county clerk at a meeting.


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