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Appointments Justices of the peace

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)

Date: 1863 - 1864

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor Thomas Carney, Correspondence Files, Letters and other items received, Box 1 Folder 3

Unit ID: 453559

Summary: This folder on Appointments Justice of the peace comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. This record includes two written bonds and oaths of office for the appointments of Justice of Peace of Marysville, Marshall County in April of 1863, for John Laclure and William Hess. A letter from S. M. Strickler of Junction City relating to the organization of Clay county on April 7, 1863. The letter discusses Clay county?s attempt at an election and requests that D. H. Myers and D. W. Shepperd be appointed as Justices of Peace. The following letters also pertain to filling the appointments of Justice of the peace for the following counties: Brown, Douglas, Nemaha, Shawnee, Riley, Johnson, Bourbon, Coffey, Atchison, Davis, Ottawa, Franklin, Jackson, Allen, and Leavenworth between 1863 to 1864. This is important because Justice of the peace are appointed or elected by citizens of the area in which they serve in and at the time it was not required for them to have any formal legal education to qualify.

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Title (Main title): Appointments Justices of the peace

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor Thomas Carney (1863-1865). Letters and other items received.

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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Carney, Thomas Administration.