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Certificate appointing James S. Emery as a Justice of the Peace for the First District, Kansas Territory.
November 8, 1854
Reeder made this appointment as the territorial governor. The boundaries of the First District were described in the document based on various geographic landmarks. The district included the town of Lawrence and ran along the south side of the Kansas River to the Missouri state line. Its southern boundary was the Santa Fe road.

Keywords: Certificates; Courts; Emery, James Stanley; Justices of the peace; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Santa Fe road

Authors: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864

Document signed by Gov. Reeder affirming that James S. Emery was sworn in to serve as Justice of the Peace
November 9, 1854
This was a follow up document to James Emery's appointment as Justice of the Peace for the First District, Kansas Territory.

Keywords: Courts; Emery, James Stanley; Justices of the peace; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864

Authors: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864

Letter, S. C. Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt
May 18, 1857
This brief letter from Samuel Pomeroy to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee was dated May 18, [1857), from Boston, Massachusetts. Among other business matters, he reported the fact that the two men now owned "one half of the 'Squatter Sovereign' (Stringfellows organ)" and "[Robert] McBratney of Ohio owns the other half--We have hoisted a Free State Flag!"

Keywords: Atchison, Kansas Territory; Boston, Massachusetts; Business enterprises; Free state; Freedom's Champion; Hyatt, Thaddeus; McBratney, Robert; Proslavery; Squatter Sovereign; Stringfellow, John H.

Authors: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891

Letter, S. C. Pomeroy to Dear Sir [perhaps, Thaddeus Hyatt]
March 10, 1858
On "Kaw Valley Bank" letterhead, Pomeroy wrote regarding the establishment of the bank in Atchison of which Pomeroy was president. The letter appears to be to Thaddeus Hyatt as he makes reference to New York City, which Pomeroy jokingly said was "too far from Kansas to make much of a town."

Keywords: Atchison, Kansas Territory; Banks and banking; Hyatt, Thaddeus; Kaw Valley Bank; New York; Specie (see Money)

Authors: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891

Letter, S. C. Pomeroy to My dear good little man [Thaddeus Hyatt]
February 14, 1859
Responding to Hyatt's letter of February 2 in which he seems to have authorized the sale of the "Lightfoot," Pomeroy discussed that potential deal and others, regarding the growth and development of Atchison. Pomeroy also discussed making loans at up to 10 percent per month, informed Hyatt that "the Cars run through to St. Jo. To day for the first time," and painted a very optimistic picture of Atchison's prosperity and future prospects. The letter was signed, "Your 'fat belly' friend . . ."

Keywords: Atchison and St. Joseph Railroad; Atchison, Kansas Territory; Banks and banking; Lightfoot (steamboat); Loans; Missouri River; Pikes Peak gold rush; Railroads; St. Joseph, Missouri; Steamboats

Authors: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891

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