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Crime & Criminals: Reward Papers : Burke - Wilkerson

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)

Date: 1879-1882

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Pierce St. John, Correspondence Files, Correspondence Received, Subject Files, Box 12 Folder 7

Unit ID: 454615

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Title (Main title): Crime & Criminals: Reward Papers : Burke - Wilkerson

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Pierce St. John (1879-1883). Governor John Pierce St. John correspondence received. Subject files.

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Scope and content: Letters to Kansas Governor St. John in relation to rewards offered for the capture of various criminals in Kansas. One letter asks for a reward for the capture of John and William Burke who are accused of stealing a pair of mules. A separate letter from a citizen of Junction City, Kansas asks the Governor to increase his reward offer for the capture of the murderer of George Didrick. The file includes a copy of an affidavit for the arrest of Millard Eaton, who is accused of murder in Lincoln County, Kansas. Accompanying documents include petitions for rewards as well as capture and arrest of certain criminals.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. St. John, John Administration.