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Counties : Reno

Counties : Reno
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1881
The first letter to Kansas Governor St. John asks him to issue an executive warrant for the arrest and extradition of J. B. Glenn, a Director and Cashier at the Bloomfield Bank in Iowa. The following letters to Governor St. John are also related to the arrest of J. B. Glenn.


Crime and criminals, Extradition records, Requisition on Kansas by other States

Crime and criminals, Extradition records, Requisition on Kansas by other States
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The documents in this file pertain to the requisitions of criminals back to Kansas. A letter on April 24, 1878, from Amos Harris in relation to the indictment of John B. Glenn and John W. Ellis for embezzlement of Davis County. A letter on April 29, 1878, from Amos Harris, informs Governor Anthony that Ellis shared the correspondence between the two of them and refers the Governor to sections of the law. A letter on October 16, 1878, from C. B. Graves, returns papers regarding the reward for the arrest of William McDonald. A letter on April 22, 1878, from H. L. Francis of Illinois asks Kansas Governor Anthony to state reasons for declining the requisition of James F. Peasley Jr. for the indictment of counterfeiting U. S. coin.


Crime and criminals, Extradition records, Requisition on Kansas by other States

Crime and criminals, Extradition records, Requisition on Kansas by other States
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The letters in this file concern matters related to the extradition and requisition of criminals on Kansas by other states. This description does not cover all the documents in this file, only just a few. A requisition request on September 5, 1878, from E. Hutchinson, Attorney, on the Governor of Nebraska, for the arrest of Mary J. Smith. A letter on April 23, 1878, from A. L. L. Hamilton, County Attorney, requests Governor Anthony offers a reward for the arrest of the murderer, who killed a resident of Greenwood County. A requisition request on October 7, 1878, from E. C. Weiless, on the Governor of Colorado for the apprehension of Henry King and William Malstead.


Crime and criminals,  Extradition records, Re: Samuel Lappin and Charles G. Scrafford

Crime and criminals, Extradition records, Re: Samuel Lappin and Charles G. Scrafford
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The documents in this file pertain to matters related to Samuel Lappin and Charles G. Scrafford. This description does not cover all the documents in this file, only a few. A letter on December 30, 1878, from Randolph with Peck & Davis, requests all the correspondence Kansas Governor Anthony has on and related to Charles Scrafford. A letter on July 27, 1878, from Charles G. Scrafford, informs he is returning to Kansas and is ready to meet any decisions that have been or may be made against him. A letter on April 11, 1878, from F. W. Seward, Acting Secretary, encloses a copy of a letter from William F. Clayton relating to the extradition of Charles Scrafford, including expenses, agreements, etc. Several of the documents are receipts showing expenses incurred by certain individuals in the apprehension of Scrafford. Samuel Lappin was the former Kansas State Treasurer in 1875. Lappin and his brother-in-law Charles G. Scrafford of Seneca, Kansas were charged with fraud for forging school bonds.


Crime and criminals, Rewards

Crime and criminals, Rewards
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The following documents pertain to rewards for the capture and conviction of criminals in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file, only a few. A letter on October 26, 1877, from Missouri Governor J. S. Phelps, informs Kansas Governor Anthony that he has issued a second warrant under Anthony's first requisition for the body of Schoenwaldt alias Henry Smith. A letter on June 10, 1878, J. W. Rector relating to the reward for the apprehension of John J. Shriner. A letter on September 16, 1878, from Kentucky Governor J. B. McCreary, suggests the reward for the capture of Tipton be divided between Sheafon and John Scott.


Crime & Criminals: Miscellaneous : List of Returned Warrants

Crime & Criminals: Miscellaneous : List of Returned Warrants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879
A list of returned warrants on file in the Execution office for the arrest of fugitives including amount's due and names of parties to whom the amount should be paid to.


Criminal matters

Criminal matters
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1870
A letter from Prov. Governor Edward J. Davis of Texas informs Kansas Governor Harvey he has received documents for the arrest of James Anderson charged with murder. Governor Davis advises once Anderson is found, they will arrest and hold him in custody until an agent of Kansas can take responsibility for him. A letter dated August 3, 1870, from Mrs. Ailey Allen requests Governor Harvey offer a reward for the arrest of James Preston for the murder of her husband. Additional letters concern rewards for the capture of specific criminals charged with murder in counties in Kansas.


Criminal matters

Criminal matters
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1871
A letter from Missouri Governor J. W. McClurg asks to have Francis Dean arrested and detained at Wyandotte, Kansas. Governor McClurg states that an agent is leaving with a requisition for Francis Dean. A letter from Henry C. Johnson, City Marshall, gives his account to Governor Harvey regarding his arrest for obeying his order to arrest Francis Dean. A letter from Iowa Governor Samuel Merrill asks that Martin V. B. George, an escaped convict, be held in jail at Franklin County until the requisition papers arrive. Additional documents discuss requisitions of certain criminals who fled to Kansas and rewards offered for the arrest and capture of criminals.


Criminal Matters : General Correspondence

Criminal Matters : General Correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from individuals, sheriff offices, and government offices about criminal matters to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. There are letters concerned with offering a reward, receiving the reward, requesting pardons, and requisitions. There are also copies of official judgements, affidavits, and warrants of the criminal cases. Many of the letters and documents cover the McMillan murder and the unknown individuals of the crime. There are also many letters and documents on the W. H. Amsbaugh case.


Criminal Matters : Requisitions by Kansas

Criminal Matters : Requisitions by Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from county attorney offices in Kansas about requisitions on criminal cases to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The topics of the letters include applying for/requesting requisitions, the enclosed official requisition, and correcting them. Some letters request information on cases to create the requisition. The requisitions are for various criminals and their cases which range from forgery to murder.


Criminal Matters : Requisitions on Kansas

Criminal Matters : Requisitions on Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from attorney offices outside of Kansas about requisitions on criminal cases to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The topics of the letters include applying for/requesting requisitions, the enclosed official requisition, and warrants. Some letters request information on cases to create the requisition. The requisitions are for various criminals and their cases. A unique case of an African American man being taken without a requisition is among the letters. Some letters are from Sheriff offices in Kansas, but the requisitions and cases are from outside of Kansas including Texas, Tennessee, and Missouri.


Criminal matters : Reward proclamations

Criminal matters : Reward proclamations
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These are Governor's Proclamations, approved by Kansas Governor G. W. Glick, for rewards issued for the capture of criminals. Reward proclamations were issued for Charles Cobb, Clem Barefoot, Mike McCauley, J. W. Gaines, George Puckett, James Witt, L. H. Bowlus, Tom May, Oscar Halsell, Jack Anderson, Lewis Wample, James C. Pusey, and unknown criminals. The crimes range from obstruction of property, arson, and embezzlement to murder. The value of the rewards vary. Many of the criminals listed are the same criminals mentioned in the letters, requisitions, and documents in the other "Criminal Matters" files.


Criminal Records; Requisitions (Of fugitive criminals)

Criminal Records; Requisitions (Of fugitive criminals)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1888, are from Kansas officials regarding criminal requisitions to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many letters are from county sheriffs and attorneys requesting requisitions as well as warrants for various individuals. There are also official requisition applications among the letters.


Criminal Records; Requisitions (On governors from other states)

Criminal Records; Requisitions (On governors from other states)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1887, are from out-of-state officials as well as Kansas officials regarding criminal requisitions to Kansas Governor John Martin. Kansas officials wrote to request requisitions on out-of-state criminals and cases connected to Kansas. They also wrote about receiving requests for requisitions and enclosing information to fulfill those. Other letters from out-of-state officials, like governors particularly from Arkansas and Nebraska, wrote requesting requisitions for criminals and cases in Kansas connected to their state. There are also official applications for requisitions among the letters.


Criminal Records; Requisitions (On governors from other States)

Criminal Records; Requisitions (On governors from other States)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1887, are from out-of-state officials as well as Kansas officials regarding criminal requisitions to Kansas Governor John Martin. Kansas officials wrote to request requisitions on out-of-state criminals and cases connected to Kansas. They also wrote about receiving requests for requisitions and enclosing information to fulfill those. Other letters from out-of-state officials, like governors particularly from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, and Missouri, wrote requesting requisitions for criminals and cases in Kansas connected to their state.


Criminal Records; Rewards

Criminal Records; Rewards
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1887-1888
These letters, spanning 1887 to 1888, are from county offices and residents of Kansas regarding criminal rewards to Kansas Governor John Martin. Various residents, county sheriffs, and county attorneys wrote asking about rewards for individual criminals. Among the letters, there are official rewards and newspaper clippings discussing crimes. Kansas currently has 105 counties. 28 other counties have existed but are now defunct due to name changes, reorganizations, or mergers and splits.


Criminal Records; the Bender Family

Criminal Records; the Bender Family
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from residents of Kansas regarding the Bender family to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters discuss criminal rewards, the whereabouts of the family, and descriptions of family members, especially "old man" Bender. Many letters claim that family members have been found. In the early 1870s, townspeople thought the Benders were the latest victims, but a search of their farm revealed the Benders were serial killers.


Hamilton County Clerk warrants

Hamilton County Clerk warrants
Creator: Treasurer of Hamilton County Kansas
Date: 1888
Here are two Hamilton County Clerk warrants issued by the Treasurer of Hamilton County, Kansas. One is dated January 7, 1888 and the other May 14, 1888.


James Barnes Whitaker legal documents

James Barnes Whitaker legal documents
Date: 1855-1899
These legal documents belonging to James Barnes Whitaker include mortgages, leases, quitclaim deeds, indentures, warrants issued to the Marshal's office, tax and other receipts regarding Whitaker's real estate business. There are also Internal Revenue licenses for various occupations, records on pension and war claims, including forms from the War Department, Treasury Office, and Department of the Interior Pension Office. Bound volumes include a notebook of war claims and a county surveyor field notebook. James Barnes Whitaker had a long association with the territory and state of Kansas. He came to Tecumseh, Shawnee County, Kansas, in 1856 from Boston, Massachusetts, and worked as a surveyor there. In 1857, he moved to Topeka where he remained, serving as county sheriff, surveyor, and Topeka city engineer. He was also commissioned a deputy U.S. Marshal. He owned an abstract and real estate business in Topeka and was an attorney, representing numerous Civil War veterans in obtaining disability pensions, many of whom served in Kansas units.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus Captain John Brown and others

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus Captain John Brown and others
Date: August 26, 1856
Affidavit of Forsyth H. Taff made before Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Kansas Territory, Samuel D. Lecompte. Taff accused John Brown, J. B. Abbott, Samuel Walker, and Charles Lenhart of raiding the town of Franklin on August 12, 1856.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown
Date: October 24, 1857
Writ ordering the capture of John Brown for the crime of rebellion at Fort Scott in Bourbon County, Kansas. The order was served by E. S. Dennis per United States Deputy Marshall John Little on October 28, 1857.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown and others for conspiracy

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown and others for conspiracy
Date: 1856-1858
Materials relating to the case of the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, John Brown Jr., O. C. Brown, O. V. Dayton, Alexander Gardner, Richard Mendenhall, Charles A. Foster, Charles H. Crane, William Partridge, and William Chestnut, on the charge of conspiracy.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown and others for horse stealing

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown and others for horse stealing
Date: 1856
Materials relating to the case of the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Owen Brown, James Townsley, and Thomas Weiner on the charge of horse stealing. Henry Sherman ("Dutch Henry") signs an affidavit identifying the men as the theives on the evening on the Pottawatomie Massacre in Franklin County, Kansas on May 24, 1856.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Carter, and Lenhart

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, Carter, and Lenhart
Date: July 09, 1856
Warrant issued by Joseph W. Shepard, a justice of the peace for Lecompton Township in Douglas County, Kansas for the arrest of John Brown, Mr. Carter, and Charles Lenhart for larceny. The three men were charged with taking goods, clothes, a mule, and a pony.


Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown for assault of Richard Henry Gillmore

Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown for assault of Richard Henry Gillmore
Date: August 03, 1857-August 06, 1857
Materials relating to the case of the Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus John Brown, on the charge of assault. Richard Henry Gillmore accused John Brown of threatening to shoot him on August 1, 1857 in Douglas County, Kansas.


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