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An act to legalize certain marriages therein named

An act to legalize certain marriages therein named
Creator: Washington, Chief James
Date: April 8, 1851
This item, approved by Wyandott Chief James Washington, provides a list of people married within the Wyandott territory in the spring of 1851.

Civil action: petition for partition

Civil action: petition for partition
Creator: District Court of Kansas, Third Judicial District
Date: 1859
This item is a petition for partition that was brought to the District Court of Kansas (Kansas Territory) in 1859. The District Court, located in Johnson County, was in session for the Fall Term of 1859. In this action, Lucy B. Armstrong claimed that she was the legal widow and heir of John B. Armstrong and, therefore, was entitled to full control over the Mr. Armstrong's assets.

Letter from Lucy B. Armstrong papers

Letter from Lucy B. Armstrong papers
Creator: Armstrong, Lucy
Date: January 4, 1829
This letter, from the papers of Lucy B. Armstrong, addresses the rising tensions over the issue of slavery during the late 1840s. As the author of the letter explains, many feared that an effort was underway "by slaveholding missionaries and government agents to induce the Indian Department to expell" missionaries opposed to slavery in order to "deprive us of our religious rights."


Creator: Adams, F. G. (Franklin George), 1824-1899
Date: Unknown
This item, written by Franklin G. Adams of the Kansas State Historical Society, provides a brief account of the circumstances surrounding the Wyandotts move to Kansas. The item also discusses Lucy B. Armstrong, who lived with the Wyandotts in Kansas for a large portion of her life

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