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Albert G. Patrick

This is an engraving of Albert G. Patrick, who came to Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, on February 12, 1856. He became involved in the free-state party. Patrick joined Captain Wright's Stranger Creek company and participated in the Hickory Point engagement on September 14, 1856. He was captured by United States troops and sent to Lecompton where he was held by Governor Geary under indictment for murder. He was later acquitted. In the summer of 1857, he was elected clerk of the Supreme Court and, in the fall of that year, was elected to the Council of the first Free-state Legislature, serving two years. Although a free-state man, he was elected to the Senate under the Lecompton constitution. In 1867 he was elected to the legislature from Marshall County. Patrick moved to Jefferson County in 1868 and, in 1869, he was elected clerk of the county, serving two years. He owned and published the Valley Falls New Era newspaper.

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Franklin George Adams' Residence, Topeka, Kansas

A sepia colored photo of Franklin George Adams' residence on the S.W. corner of Fifteenth and Mulvane streets in Topeka, Kansas. F. G. Adams, one of Kansas' most prominent settlers, was a free-stater and member of the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention of 1858. In 1862, he drafted the law providing for the organization of the state's agriculture society and served for three years as the society's secretary. In addition to his appointment as agriculture secretary, Adams was Clerk of the United States District Court from 1863 to 1864. Following this position, Adams was appointed United States Indian Agent to the Kickappos from 1865 to 1869. Adams' greatest and lasting contribution as a public servant was his appointment, in 1875, as secretary of the Kansas Historical Society. During his tenure as secretary, Adams dedicated his time and effort to build the society's collection of original documents for future generations to study and interpret the state's history.

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Charles Robinson

Richardson, S.

This reproductive illustration shows Kansas Governor Charles Robinson giving a speech to the Lecompton Territorial Legislature. The original illustration was taken from ?Beyond the Mississippi? by Albert D. Richardson.

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Edward Russell

This is a portrait of Edward Russell, a newspaperman and politician. He came to Kansas Territory in 1856, and located in Elwood, in Doniphan County, Kansas. Shortly after moving to Kansas, Russell started a newspaper that espoused the free-state side. In August, 1858, he lobbied Doniphan county citizens against the Lecompton Constitution. In that same year, Russell, D. W. Wilder and others founded a free-state paper. Russell later served in the Kansas legislature, and held several state offices.

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William Addison Phillips

Portrait of William Addison Phillips, an author, lawyer, journalist and politician. In 1857, Phillips attended the Constitution Convention at Topeka and the Free State Conventions at Centropolis, Lawrence, and Grasshopper Falls. He founded the town of Salina in April, 1858. In that same month and year, Phillips was nominated at the Topeka Free-State Convention under the Leavenworth Constitution to serve as a supreme court judge. He attended the Convention at Osawatomie and the Republican State Convention at Lawrence in 1859. Phillips served in the Kansas Volunteer Regiments and rose to the rank of colonel. From March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875 Phillips was an at large representative to the United States Congress and from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879 he represented the First District.

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James Frazier Legate

Leonard, J. H.

This cabinet card shows James Frazier Legate,(1829-1902). A politician from Leavenworth, Kansas, Legate began his political career in 1861, when he was elected to the first House of Representatives under the Wyandotte Constitution. The following year he was appointed the State Assessor for Kansas and was responsible for organizing the revenue services of the state. Legate's political career resumed in 1864, when he was elected to the Kansas Senate from the Twenty-Fourth District. He served one term in the Senate, 1865-1866, before his appointment as a Postal Agent for the U.S. Government, 1867-1868. Within two years, Legate was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and served from 1871 to 1889.

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Gustave Colton

A portrait of Gustavus A. Colton, who served as speaker of the Territorial House of Representatives in 1860. Also, he served as assistant secretary of the Council from 1857 to 1858 and held numerous other elected and appointed offices.

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W. W. Updegraff

Siewert,

W. W. Updegraff was involved in Kansas Territory politics as a free state supporter. He served as the last president of the Territorial Council and as the first speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. He was a physician who practiced in Osawatomie, Kansas.

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Orlo H. Drinkwater

This black and white cabinet card shows Orlo H. Drinkwater,(1835-1912). An abolitionist from Pennsylvania he came to the Kansas Territory, in 1855, and settled in Topeka, Kansas. In 1857, Drinkwater moved to the town of Cedar Point in western Chase County, Kansas. He became an active member of the community by joining the Free State Party and being elected to the Free Sate legislature. From 1862-1863, Drinkwater was commissioned as a Union Captain with the Fifth Regiment of the Indian Brigade in Missouri, Arkansas and the Indian Territory. He returned to Cedar Point after the war to resume his social standings in the community. In 1867, he was appointed the county coroner of Chase County. He also built and operated a saw mill and dam along the Cottonwood River at Cedar Point. The following year, 1868, Drinkwater was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican from the Sixty-Eighth District of Chase County. He served only one term in the legislature before returning to Chase County to continue his business ventures. In 1871, Drinkwater and business partner Petter Paul Schriver replaced their saw mill on the Cottonwood River with a limestone structure and built one of the finest milling operations in the area. For a number of years the Cedar Point Mill and Dam was a profitable business for Drinkwater and Schriver until Drinkwater sold his interest. Drinkwater, remained an active member of the Chase County community until his passing, on October 7, 1912, when at the age of seventy-seven he was struck by a bicycle while walking along the streets of Cedar Point.

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James Frazier Legate

Henry, E. E.

This cabinet card shows James Frazier Legate,(1829-1902). A politician from Leavenworth, Kansas, Legate began his political career in 1861 when he was elected to the first House of Representatives under the Wyandotte Constitution. The following year he was appointed the state assessor for Kansas and was responsible for organizing the revenue services of the state. Legate's political career resumed in 1864 when he was elected to the Kansas Senate from the twenty-fourth district. He served one term in the Senate,1865-1866, before his appointment as a postal agent for the U.S. government, 1867-1868. Within two years, Legate was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and served from 1871 to 1889. Through out Legate's political career he was associated with several scandals but never convicted of any wrong doings.

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