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County Affairs, Seward 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 19 Folder 6

Unit ID: 454901

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Seward 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 1886, are from the residents and offices of Seward County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for its organization. There is a Governor's Proclamation electing an official to verify the requirements. Other letters and signed petitions discuss the appointment of a census taker, temporary county seat, commissioners, and clerk. Seward County was organized on June 17, 1886 and named for William H. Seward, Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln.


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