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  Report of H. J. Strickler, Commissioner to Audit Claims of Citizens of the Territory of Kansas
Author: Strickler, Hiram Jackson
Date: 1859

John Wakefield, Douglas County, Kansas Territory, filed claim # 96 for damages caused by the territorial militia on September 1, 1856. He was a farmer and his loses included crops of potatoes, corn, and a garden as well as a house and its furnishings. He also claimed damage to his well. Each claimant had to submit an itemized list and have two witnesses attest to the losses claimed. Even though many of these claims were approved for payment, no funds were ever appropriated or distributed.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: 328.7304/Un3/Serial Number 1017
Item Number: 101168              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Crops; Damage claims; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; House furnishings; Militia; Strickler, Hiram Jackson; Wakefield, John A.

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