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This certificate is "five shares of the Town property of Leavenworth Association" for Andrew H. Reeder, the first governor of Kansas Territory. The certificate is signed by H. Miles Moore, secretary, and George W. Gist, president. Gist and two other men had laid claim, according to Andreas's "History of Kansas," to the land that would become Leavenworth city on June 12, 1854, the first land claimed in the territory by U. S. citizens after passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Creator: Leavenworth Association,
Date: October 9, 1854

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Item Number: 90605
Call Number: John A. Halderman Coll. #370 Box 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90605

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