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These letters, spanning 1886 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Kearney County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Some 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. There are many letters from the Notary Public verifying the residents. Other letters request the appointment of the county seat and county officials like commissioners, clerk, and census taker. The county's name was corrected to Kearny. Kearny County was organized on March 27, 1888 and named for General Philip Kearny, it contains the cities of Deerfield and Lakin.

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

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Item Number: 454879
Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, Subject files , Box 17 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 454879

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