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Authors: Kickapoo City Association
Date: August 28, 1854 - October 1, 1858
This minute book documented the founding of the Kickapoo City Association in Leavenworth County and its transactions through October 1, 1858. It contained the association's by-laws. It was a fairly complete example of how a town association conducted business, including surveying the proposed site, acquiring title to the land involved, sale of shares, and efforts to make the town attractive to prospective settlers. Meetings were held on the town site or in Weston, Missouri.
Keywords: Kickapoo City Association; Kickapoo, Kansas Territory; Land titles; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Minutes; Town companies; Town development; Town promotion; Town shares; Town site speculation
Certificate, Leavenworth Association, Five Town Shares
Authors: Leavenworth Association
Date: October 9, 1854
This certificate for "five shares of the Town property of Leavenworth Association" was made out to Andrew H. Reeder, the first territorial governor. It was signed by H. Miles Moore, secretary, and George W. Gist, president. The latter, and two other men, had laid claim, according to Andreas's History of Kansas, to the land that would become Leavenworth city on June 12, 1854, the first land claimed in the territory by U. S. citizens after passages of the Kansas Nebraska Act.
Keywords: Gist, George W.; Land acquisition; Leavenworth Association; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Moore, H. Miles (Henry Miles), b. 1826; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Town shares
Certificate, Leavenworth Association, One Town Shares
Authors: Leavenworth Association
Date: October 18, 1854
This document/certificate was identical to the one issued to Andrew H. Reeder (Document #261), but it was made out to C. A. Williams for "one share of the Town property of Leavenworth Association," and on the reverse side it was transferred to Reeder, November 11, 1854. It was signed by Charles Mundee, secretary, and D. P. Wallingford, a proslave partisan from Weston, Mo. At the top, the document was signed, "With Greetings: John A. Halderman."
Keywords: Certificates; Halderman, John Adams; Leavenworth Association; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Mundee, Charles; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Town shares; Wallingford, D. P.; Williams, C. A.
Receipt, Handwritten, William A. Hammond to A. H. Reeder
Authors: Hammond, William A.
Date: November 16, 1854
William A. Hammond, secretary of the Pawnee Town Association, wrote: "Received Fort Leavenworth K. T. November 16th of A. H. Reeder one hundred dollars ($100.00) in full of a payment on his interest in the stock of Pawnee Town Association." This was the first of several such receipts and documents pertaining to transactions in town shares, etc. Shares had been selling for $120 each, with 10 shares equal to an "interest." The contents of several additional receipts are included in the text version of the item.
Keywords: Hammond, William A.; Pawnee Town Association; Receipts; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Town shares
Certificate, Pawnee Association, one share
Authors: Pawnee Town Association
Date: December 20, 1854
This printed certificate for "one share" in the Pawnee Association is made out to Thomas Sherwood and signed by W. R. Montgomery, president, and William A. Hammond, secretary. William R. Montgomery was a colonel in the U.S. Army in command at Fort Riley at the time; Hammond was the post surgeon. The area that was Pawnee is now on Fort Riley.
Keywords: Certificates; Fort Riley, Kansas Territory; Hammond, William A.; Montgomery, William R.; Pawnee Town Association; Sherwood, Thomas; Speculation; Town shares; United States. Army
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