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These court documents relate to the case of the United States vs. Henry Burges for perjury regarding testimony provided about fraudulent voting in the Third Council District of the Kansas Territory during the election of March 30th, 1855. Burges is accused of perjuring himself in an affidavit sworn before Justice of the Peace Cyrus K. Holliday on March 31, 1855. During this election for the first governing body of Kansas, pro-slavery Missouri residents crossed the Kansas border to cast illegal votes, resulting in the so-called Bogus Legislature of 1855. Burges was indicted on June 4, 1855 in Tecumseh, Kansas Territory.

Date: June 4, 1855 - November 28, 1856

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Item Number: 444840
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 5, Folder 59
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444840

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