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County Affairs, Thomas 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 5

Unit ID: 454909

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Thomas 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, are from the residents and offices of Thomas 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 as well as requesting a temporary county seat. There are two Governor's Proclamations appointing an official to verify the population requirements and claiming the official organization of the county. Other letters discuss the appointment of county commissioners and clerks. Thomas County was organized on October 8, 1885 and named for Major General George H. Thomas.


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