Petition of Citizens of Wise County

Title: Petition of Citizens of Wise County
Alternate title: Petition of Citizens of Wise County Praying the Gov. to Stay Certain Proceedings
Creator: C. Columbia
Description: This petition, dated December 5, 1856, is addressed to Kansas Gov. John W. Geary and is signed by C. Columbia, Esq., on behalf of 20 families of recent settlers to Wise County, Kansas. Columbia claims that the families staked their claims based on a map that showed the nearest Indian reservation 25 miles away. John Montgomery, Indian Agent, recently informed the families that their land belonged to the Kansas Indian Agency and ordered them to leave within three days. Columbia asks Geary to stay Montgomery’s proceedings, “until the circumstances of the case may be inquired into, and determined in a just and lawful manner.”
Date original: December 5, 1856
Person: John W Geary
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: petition
Publication Statement: Kansas Territory Executive Department Correspondence, Folder 35
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Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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