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Authors: Young, Richard M
Date: July 29, 1859
Written on Young & Niles, Law and Land Agency at Washington City, D. C., letterhead, this letter to A. [Asahel?] Beach of "Beach Valley," Rice County, K.T., discussed the inquiry the law firm made "as to the proper mode of proceeding to recover damages for Indian Depredations . . . ." The attorney explained the statute of June 30, 1834, that covered this and its provisions. Since Young referred Beach to the agents of the Kaws and the Kiowas (or "Indians of the upper Arkansas"), one might assume that his damage claim was connected to one of the raids by the latter tribe against the former.
Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Beach Valley, Kansas Territory; Beach, A. J.; Damage claims; Indian raids; Kansa Indians; Kiowa Indians; Lawyers; Native Americans; Plains Indians; Rice County, Kansas Territory; Young, Richard M.
Letter, A. J. Beach to S. N. Wood
Authors: Beach, A. J.
Date: April 22, 1860
Writing from Beach Valley (Rice Co.), K.T., A. J. Beach sought Wood's legal advice with regard to his options in a bridge dispute. It seemed that Beach had received a charter to build a toll bridge [over Cow Creek], and another party (William Edwards, et al) put up a "temporary" one before his was finished. They were now diverting traffic away from Beach's completed bridge. "I wish to know if anything can be done with them at law . . ."
Keywords: Beach Valley, Kansas Territory; Beach, A. J.; Lawsuits; Lawyers; Rice County, Kansas Territory; Toll bridges; Transportation; Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)
Letter, A. J. Beach to [Samuel N.] Wood & Perkins
Authors: Beach, A. J.
Date: May 6, 1860
As with his letter to Wood of April 22, A. J. Beach explained his Cow Creek bridge dispute with William Edwards and O. G. Stanley, but here Beach seemed to officially retain the services of Wood & Perkins. "I can prove," wrote Beach, "that they have asked trains to cross their bridge, taken toll on it, and repaired it with the avowed intention of making it a free bridge and taking the travel away from mine." Beach claimed to be losing $20 a day in tolls.
Keywords: Beach Valley, Kansas Territory; Beach, A. J.; Cow Creek, Kansas Territory; Edwards, William; Lawyers; Rice County, Kansas Territory; Stanley, O. G.; Toll bridges; Transportation; Wood and Perkins