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Organizing the County of Trego and locating the temporary County Seat.


Whereas:  A memorial signed by two hundred and fifty householders, residents of Trego County Kansas and legal electors of the State, whose signatures have been duly attested by the affidavits of three householders thereof: showing that said County had Fifteen hundred inhabitants, and praying for the organization of the same said affidavits sitting forth that they had reason to and did believe said memorial to be true, and


Whereas:  it appears from actual enumeration by Census Returns duly made and certified according to law by an officer regularly appointed commissioners and qualifies, that these are fifteen hundred bonafide inhabitants in said County of Trego.


Now Therefore  [XXXX] :  That I - John P. St John, Governor of the State of Kansas as by authority of law vested in me, have appointed and commissioners T.W. Miller, H.C. Bryant, and W.H. Tuson County Commissioners and George Pickham as County Clerk, for said County of Trego, and do hereby designate and declare the town of Wakeeny to be the temporary County Seat ---


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In testimony where of I – have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Great Seal of the State, Done at the City of Topeka the twenty first day of June A.D. 1879,

John P. St John



By the Governor

James Smith

Secretary of State

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