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Organizing the County of Stafford and locating the temporary County Seat

Whereas, a Memorial signed by one hundred and fifty householders residents of Stafford County Kansas and legal electors of the State whose signatures have been duly attested by the affidavit of three householders thenof, showing that said County had Fifteen hundred inhabitants and praying for the organization of the same said affidavits setting forth that they have reason to and did believe said memorial to be true and

Wheas, it appears from actual [XXXXXXX] by Census Returns duly made and Certified according to law, by an officer regularly appointed, Commissioned and qualified that there an fifteenhundred bonafideinhabitants in said County of Stafford.

Now Therefore Know Ye, that I John P St John Governor of the State of Kansas by the authority of law vested in me have appointed and Commissioned J. C. Towsley, Fred Baumgardner, And M B Walker County Commissioners and Frank Cox as County Clerk for said County of Stafford and do hereby designate and declare The town of St John situated [XX] Section Thirty three (33) Township Twenty three (230 Range Thirteen (13) west to be the temporaqry County Seat.


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In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Great Seal of the State

Done at the City of Topeka the Second day of July A. D. 1879.

John P St John

By the Governor

James Smith

Secretary of State


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FILED FOR RECORD  Jul 2, 1879 James Smith SEC’Y OF STATE


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