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These letters, spanning 1887 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Garfield County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements. Other letters request the appointment of the county seat and county officials like the commissioners, sheriff, clerk, and census taker. There are also multiple affidavits in regards to organization. Garfield County was organized on March 23, 1887 and named for President James Garfield. In 1892, the Kansas Supreme Court decided Garfield County was illegally organized, having less than the 432 square miles required by the state constitution. It was annexed to Finney County the following year.

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889

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Item Number: 454869
Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, Subject files , Box 14 Folder 13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 454869

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