Skip Redundent Navigation
Territorial Kansas Online 1854-1861 Explore Topics Territorial A-Z Map Lesson Plans  
Back to main document information


Daybook, James Stanley Emery

DOCID100509

1856

July 4 th

Arrived this day in the Territory at Topeka and learned positively of the destruction of a considerable amount of my property by theft and arson the work of U.S. officials under authority –My account Books were stolen or burned and hence I commence below a new statement of my affairs –

United States
To James S. Emery Dr.  
To destruction of Law Library by a posse  
under charge of U.S. Marshall Donaldson 500
May 21st 1856  
To Miscellaneous Books destroyed at said time 300
To Bedding taken from my dwelling &  
house by said posse at said time 25
To one Rose wood Dressing case - 25
To clothing taken or destroyed by said posse 100
To private papers taken 50
  $1,000.00

Recd May 1859 as payt for above account Territorial Warrants to the amt of $1420 –

[Page 2]

Territory of Kansas

1856

July 4

To James S. Emery Dr.
To services as a Justices of the Peace from
Date of my commission Nov 8 th 1854 to August
as per schedule below $990.00

This schedule is made out from a few papers now in my possession whereof my Docket was a transcript which Docket was destroyed May 21 st 1856 in Lawrence when the town was sacked by a U. S. Marshals Posse –

[Page 3]

1856   Office Building    
July 5 Whole amt paid out to date on office Building    
    By Emery 436  
    By Hutchinson 364.08  
    Lumber included in the above, sold 23 83 776 35
  12 Squared accounts with Hutchinson on Building and Rents    
  13th Paid Merchat (Mason) towards job in Building 10  
  17 Paid Duncan for [XXX] stains & lumber 60 ft 6 80  
1857        
Frday 11 1857 Settled and balanced office accounts this date    
  11 Paid for plastering upper rooms 48.26 65 06
        $841 41
         
Apr 21st Paid for plastering back upper room 15  
  24 Paid for repairing a roof 16 00  
  30 Pd for repairing & painting 8.92  
May 23 Pd for flooring – cornice & painting &c 61.2  
June 4 Fencing   133 12
Aug 20 Paid for plastering outside &c 52 00  
        $974.53
         
1858 5 Repairs upper office 14  
Feb        
June   Painting lower room 2 50  
Aug 1st 1858 Painting other lower room 2 66  
Sept   Damages allowed to tenant 2  
Oct   Stairs repaired 7.5  
“   pastering (Paul) 6  
“   farther allowance 1  
  25 Paid Paul on work done last spring on Hutchinson’s Room    
      11  
        45.66
        $1,020.19
         

[Page 4]

1856        
July 12 Self Dr to Rents rec’d on building to date    
         
    from memorandums    
1855 Dec had stove of Jenkins for office 18  
    & pipe 4 13  
        22 13
         
  “ Sold him stove 8  
    & pipe 2  
  “ pd cash 8 18
        4.13 [XXX]

[Page 5]

Day Book –
1856        
July 7 Henry Kiiseel Dr  
    To passage ticket from Nebraska City – to Topeka & Money loaned    
        15
  10 Leonard Merchant Dr to 5$ pd by Hutchinson on a/c    
  “ Luke P Lincoln Dr  
  “ To Justice fees in 1854 as per Docket Cash 25  
  “ To services as attorney 25  
  “ To Interest on money loaned 10 60
      Cr  
  “ By one lot sold No 65 Mass. Street   60
  “ Ed P. Fitch Dr  
    To professional advice Cr 5
    By cash in exchange   1
  24 Mr Pierce Cr  
    By 100 Posts for fencing a 5 ½ 5.5  
    Mr Zimmerson Cr  
  “ By 2175 Baling a 1 ct 21.75  
      Dr  
  “ To cash 20  
  27 Mr Pince Dr  
    To cash paid Mr M. A. A. Hanson 5.5  
1857        
Feb 11 James Jamison [XXX} 1.75  
  “ [Illegible]    
    [Illegible]    
    [Illegible]    
Mch 7 Luke P. Lincoln [XXX]  
  “ To Recording 3  
  “ To professional service & per cent on sale of city property 37  
May 13 Gains Jenkins Dr to cash 10.00 presented  
    Gains Jenkins Cr. by planning 6.00 allowed  
May 31st Luke P. Lincoln Dr  
    To cash sent to mail as per order 460  
  “ Charles P. Hale Dr  
  “ To cash loaned 55.00 paid  
June 19 Josiah Emery Dr  
    Cr cash loaned #50.00  
    E. G. Trask Cr  
    By cash to invest in land 50  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The current URL is http://www.territorialkansasonline.org/~imlskto/cgi-bin/index.php?SCREEN=show_transcript&document_id=100509.
This file was last modified September 12 2013 04:09:26 PM.