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County Affairs, Osage County

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

Date: 1885-1889

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, Subject files , Box 18 Folder 6

Unit ID: 454892

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Osage County

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Alexander Martin (1885-1889). Correspondence files. Subject files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These letters, spanning the month of June, 1886, are from the residents and offices of Osage County, Kansas regarding the county surveyor to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters discuss the vacancy of the county surveyor due to the death of J. Evans. Multiple residents endorse candidates such as James Gray and A. B. Powers. Those two candidates also have signed petitions for their appointment. James Gray was appointed and his letter of acceptance is included. Osage County was created as Weller County as one of the first 33 counties created by the Territorial Legislature. The county was named for Senator John Weller of California, a pro slave supporter. Because of his political leanings the county name was changed to Osage for the Indian tribe when the county was organized on February 11, 1859.


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