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County Affairs, Stevens 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 20 Folder 4

Unit ID: 454908

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Stevens 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 1885 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Stevens County, Kansas regarding county affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. Letters, including endorsements and signed petitions, discuss the resignations from, vacancies in, and appointments to the positions of sheriff, census taker, clerk, and probate judge. Letters and signed petitions request the appointment of the temporary county seat in the town of Hugoton. The case of Wood and Price is also discussed. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for its organization. There is a Governor's Proclamation claiming the official organization of the county. Stevens County was organized on August 3, 1885 and named for Thaddeus Stevens.


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